Im one of the biggest carb lovers out there! I love my pasta, grains and especially I love bread!
Plus to top it off, I love me a good artisan bread! I can eat the entire to loaf to myself…actually I think I did!
I know some people are scared to actually make bread…I was one of them. But I love this recipe because it so beyond easy to make. It definately is a different recipe with not letting the yeast and water grow together but somehow it works and makes a lovely slice of bread.
Ain’t she pretty…I still can’t believe that I made it!
- 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 1¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp yeast
- 1½ cups water
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Add water and mix. Cover bowl with saran wrap and set aside for 12-18 hours. Overnight works best. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. When oven is done preheating place your cast iron pot in the oven with lid and let it heat up for 30 minutes. While your pot is getting heated up, dump dough on parchment paper that is heavily floured and shape into a ball. Cover with your dough with the already used saran wrap until your pot is done preheating. Carefully remove pot from oven. Grab the corners of your paper and carefully place inside your pot trying not to burn yourself. Cover with lid and and bake for 30 minutes, when your 30 minutes is up remove lid and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove bread and let cool.
At the time I did not have a cast iron pot, so I used the pot from my crockpot. But don't use your lid...it can't take the heat. Cover with tinfoil instead.
If you are looking for a cast iron pot. Sams Club as a 6 qt for 39.99...that's the cheapest I have ever been able to find especially for that size. Plus they have some fun colors.