When hubby bought me a Dutch oven for Christmas last year, bread was the second thing I made. First I made herb crusted pork rib roast which turned out amazing.
I quickly found very similar recipes everywhere for making bread in the Dutch Oven. Many, mix it and let it sit recipes. I’m totally on board with that!
Stir this recipe up and let it sit for 18-24 hours. You can go with just overnight if you like but it does get better with more time.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1½ cups warm water
- Use a large bowl that has a lid. If not an option, you can wrap it tight with plastic wrap.
- In the large bowl, whisk flour, yeast and salt together.
- Add water and stir with a wooden spoon.
- Dough will be very wet and sticky.
- Cover and let rise for 18 hours.
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Set Dutch oven with lid in oven for 30 minutes.
- Scrape dough onto a very well floured surface.
- Dough will be extremely sticky and you don't want it to stick to the board you are using.
- Get flour on your hands and shape dough into a ball.
- Let sit as the Dutch oven is heating.
- When the pot is hot, carefully place the bread dough in it.
- Cover and bake 30 minutes.
- Take lid off and bake another 12-15 minutes. Should be brown and crusty.
- Let sit in pan for approximately 5 mins.
- Gently tip the bread out of the pot and onto a cooling rack.
- Let it cool down for a bit and slice on into it.
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