Crusty Bread In A Cast Iron Pot

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3 c unbleached all purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp instant or rapid rise yeast
1 1/2 c water

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Valeree Dunbar Recipe
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Grand Rapids, MI (pop. 188,040)
Member Since Jun 2012
Valeree's notes for this recipe:
This is so easy. Just let it sit overnight and then bake. You can also add your favorite spices to this recipe like rosemary, cinnamon, or even cheese.
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In 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 to 18 hours. Overnight works good.
Heat oven to 450 degrees. When oven reaches 450 place a cast iron pot with lid in the oven and heat pot for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile pour dough onto heavily floured surface and shape into ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit while pot is heating.
Remove pot from oven and place dough inside pot. Cover and return to oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove lid and bake additional 15 minutes. Remove bread from oven and place bread on cooling rack.


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user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Jul 16, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Jul 16, 2013
I have made this several times...
Everyone love it! I offered the recipe...HA!
They would like me to bake it for them!
Here is my overnight crusty bread recipe.
CRUSTY BREAD over night & no kneading!
I now bake two at a time... A cast iron pot for one
and a covered oven pot, even quite well.
Just be sure to heat pot in the oven first, with he lid on.
Hugs, Nancy..7/16/13
user Valeree Dunbar Valeree - Jul 16, 2013
It's a money saver too. I love it. I can't believe how easy it is to make too.
user Donna Beckerson Donna_Beckerson - Nov 22, 2013
Awesome bread, a weekly make 3 times a week in our house!
user Valeree Dunbar Valeree - Nov 23, 2013
glad you like it Donna. I have been so busy moving to our new home I forgot about this recipe. think I better make a few loaves for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the reminder.

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