The ability to crank out delicious crusty loaves will seriously change your life. Normally, I am all about making dough in my mixer, but this recipe is actually no knead! Can you believe it? That’s right, your hands will rest easy.
3 cups of all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt and yeast. Slowly stir in water using a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a shaggy-like dough. Make sure to not overwork the dough. This is a no knead recipe. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let rise for 8 – 24 hours in room temperature.
When dough is ready, preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Place a dutch oven into the preheated oven for 30 minutes to “warm” up. While preheating, place dough onto a well floured surface and begin to shape dough into a ball. I scored the dough with a knife to create a criss cross shape. Cover the dough with a damp towel and let rest. Once the oven is preheated and the dutch oven has warmed, place the bread dough into the dutch oven. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake for an additional 15 minutes more.