I LOVE BREAD! I'm not afraid to admit it. You put a bread basket in front of me and I will eat it....ALL! Let me tell you this is easiest bread that I make. We easily eat two loaves a week. Once volleyball season is over I'm almost positive that number will go up.
The best part about this recipe is that it takes only a few minutes to mix together before bed and almost no work the next day.
Here's what you're going to need:
Enameled Dutch Oven
3 cups of unbleached white flour
1/2 tsp yeast
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1.5 cups warm water
Let's start with the dry ingredients.
Start with a medium size bowl and put in your 3 cups of flour.
1/2 tsp of yeast.
3/4 tsp salt.
Mix all your dry ingredients.
Slowly add your warm water while mixing.
It's not pretty but once it is throughly mixed cover with plastic wrap for 12-18 hours.
The next day preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Once it's ready place your empty Dutch Oven with lid in to preheat for 30 minutes.
Dump the dough out onto a clean heavily floured surface.
Shape dough into a ball.
Place the dough into preheated dutch oven with lid and put into the oven for 30 minutes.
Then remove the lid for an additional 15 minutes.
Now here's the hard part. Let the bread cool (I really don't follow this rule because it's so good to dip hot bread into butter and enjoy! So eat at your own risk right out of the dutch oven)
If you are able to control yourself and can make it to slicing pieces and waiting to take it to the table to eat then major props to you! But don't forget to slather butter all over that sucker and enjoy.
Let me know if you give it a try.