Artisan Bread

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Flour (I use unbleached all-purpose flour)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1 and 1/2 Cups Water

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and yeast together so it is distributed evenly.
  • Add water.
  • Mix thoroughly until flour is incorporated. The dough will be stiff.
  • Place dough into a bowl. Cover and allow to rest for 18 hours. The dough will be ready when it is dotted with bubbles across the surface. (Resting time may vary depending upon temperature.)
  • Place dough on a floured surface. Fold the dough over on itself 4-8 times until the dough is tight.
  • Place the ball of dough back into a greased bowl. Cover and allow to sit for 2 hours, or until it has doubled in size.
  • At least 30 minutes before the dough is ready, heat the oven to 450*. Place your dutch oven in the oven while it is heating.
  • When the dutch oven has been heated and the dough is ready, carefully put the dough into the pot.
  • Cover and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove lid and bake for 5 minutes to allow the bread to brown.
  • CAREFULLY remove bread from the dutch oven and allow to cool.
  • Enjoy!