No Knead Crusty Bread

Donna Graffagnino

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@StillWild

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Prep:

14 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, yeast, and sugar. Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12-18 hours. Overnight works great.

Note: Regular active yeast can be used in place of the instant or rapid rise yeast but it will need to be activated in 1/4 cup warm water with 1 tsp sugar. Stir and let sit for 5-10 minutes. However, the rapid rise works the best.
2
DO NOT REFRIGERATE. This is not optional. It takes that much time to proof the dough. The reason why you need a large bowl, is because the dough will start to rise.
3
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Once the oven has reached 450 degrees place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes.
4
Right after you put the pan in the oven to preheat, dump the dough out onto a HEAVILY floured surface and shape it into a round ball. A pastry cloth works great! Cover with plastic wrap and let set for 30 minutes while the pot is heating.
5
Remove hot pot from the oven and carefully drop in the dough. You do NOT have to have an enamel covered cast iron pot. You can use anything with a lid that can take the heat, such as a 5.5 quart cast iron enamel covered pot.

You DO NOT need to oil the pot. At least not in a enamel covered cast iron or regular cast iron pot.
6
Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes.
7
Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool. Remember the pot is HOT so use a couple of hot pads and carefully pull out the bread.
8
Tips: Use your imagination and add other ingredients like garlic, onion, cheese, pepperoni, dill, herbs, sun dried tomatoes, dried fruits, nuts, etc.
9
Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads, Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids