Favorite Recipes A-Z Recipe Box: No Knead Crusty Bread

Name of Recipe: No Knead Crusty Bread

Category
Breads

Contributed By: herbie43

Ingredients

Ingredients
3 cups all purpose flour
1¾ tsp salt
½ tsp active dry yeast
1½ cups water (room temperature)















Instructions


Instructions

1.In a big bowl mix flour, salt and yeast together. Pour water into the bowl and using a spatula mix it until it's all incorporated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit on your counter for 12 to 18 hours.

2.Preheat oven to 450 F degrees. Add your cast iron pot to the oven and heat it as well until it's at 450 F degrees.

3.Remove pot from oven and remove the lid from it.

4.Flour your work surface really well and make sure you flour your hands really well. With your floured hands gently remove the dough from the bowl and roughly shape it into a ball. Take the ball of dough and drop it into the pot. Cover the pot with the lid and place it back in the oven.

5.Bake for 30 minutes with the lid on, after which remove the lid and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

6.Remove from the oven and let cool.




Notes
I had a cast iron fry pan but no lid so I used the bottom half of my braising pot for the lid. See photo

Image
(Image by herbie43)
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