Sunday, October 7, 2012

No Knead Crusty Bread

You may have seen this bread on pinterest, which is where I found it.  I have to tell you it is so so so sooooooooooooooooooooo good and easy.  I have made it probably 5 times now.  It is so good that it doesn't last very long, and I have had double it that last few times I have made it.  We love sour dough bread and this has somewhat of a sour dough taste to it. Here is the site to find picture directions and if you want to check it out.  I will just post the recipe. 

Crusty Bread
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 cups water
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast.  Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours.  Overnight works great.  Heat oven to 450 degrees.  When the oven has reached 450 degrees place a cast iron pot* with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes.  Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball.  Cover with plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating.  Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough.  Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes.  Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.  
*I have used both a cast iron pot and a pyrex bowl and they have both work if you don't have a cast iron pot.

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