First, combine yeast, honey, and warm water in a large mixing bowl, then let the yeast proof for about 5 minutes. Once foamy, add flour and salt, mixing until the dough starts to come together. Let it rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
When the dough has risen, gently shape it into a round loaf on a floured surface, and let it rise for another 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 460°F and place an empty dutch oven (with the lid on) inside.
After 30 minutes, carefully place your loaf seam-side up onto a piece of parchment paper and place it into the hot Dutch oven. Cook for 22 minutes before removing the lid and continuing to bake for another 5-10 minutes to deepen the color.
Finally, transfer your beautiful, crusty loaf to a cooling rack and let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a homemade artisan loaf that’s sure to impress!