Tuesday, July 1, 2014

EASY CRUSTY BREAD

I got this recipe from my cousin. It has to sit overnight or 12 to 18 hours but I am posting it here because other than sitting, it goes together in a couple of minutes and bakes quickly. If you like homemade bread but don't want to knead, rest, etc this is a recipe that doesn't require much of your attention.

This is insanely easy - it literally took 2 minutes to stir together the dough - let it sit overnight and then bake.
Crusty Bread (simplysogood)
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon Instant or Rapid-rise 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.

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