Thursday, February 14, 2013

Simple Crusty Bread

Ok, so I haven't tried this yet but my mom makes it ALL THE TIME. and I've watched her and TRUST me it's SUPER simple. And it's SOOOO Delicious. You HAVE to try it. Sorry for all the caps. but I MEAN it!

Crusty Bread

3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon 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. 

1 comment:

  1. I had this over at your mom's a while back and you are so right when you say its easy and delicious!!! She gave me the blog/recipe I have since made it countless times. Ymmmm!!!!