This super speedy no-knead bread is a quick and delicious option for when you have a few minutes and want a delightful loaf.
- Three cups all-purpose flour
- Two teaspoons salt
- One teaspoon instant yeast
- One and a half cups lukewarm water
Using a large mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
Add the water and continue to mix till you have a chunky dough.
If it needs a little more water, only add a tablespoon at a time. Just add enough to get it barely wet throughout.
Cover your bowl with a damp cloth or lid and let it rest for 8 to 12 hours. Colder temperatures require longer rise times but result in more vibrant flavours. I've even let it rise for more than a day in the fridge. Overnight at room temperature is best for this bread. The mixing takes a few minutes, and you're able to bake fresh bread first thing in the morning. Having fresh bread at breakfast is delightful.
When your dough is ready, preheat the oven with your dutch oven inside to 450f.
Your dough should be big and puffy and pretty loose, with little bubbles in it. Gently scrape the batter from the sides of the bowl. Dust it with half a cup of flour. And shape it into a ball. It helps to scoop it onto parchment paper, but this isn't a must. Recover the bowl until your oven is heated. Preheating and your dough's second rise will take about 20 minutes.
Lift the dough and parchment together into the pan, so the paper lines the hot pan. Do not touch the pot since it will scorch you!
Bake the bread with your dutch oven lid on for 30 minutes. Remove the top and bake another 10-15 minutes to get the exterior nice golden brown and crispy. Voila, you're all done!
No dutch oven? Use any oven-safe pot or pan with any oven-safe tight-fitting lid.
No Parchment? You can instead oil the Dutch oven; this will result in an even tastier bread but one with a few more calories.
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