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Make stunning crusty artisan loaves at home using this super simple no-knead dough recipe baked in a cast iron Dutch Oven.

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  • Step 1

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Add water and stir until a shaggy mixture forms (mixture will be loose and sticky; this is what you want). Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours (up to 24). Overnight works great.

  • How to bake a cob loaf. Dutch Oven Crusty Bread - Step 2
    Step 2

    Preheat oven to 450. Place a cast iron dutch oven with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, pour the risen dough onto a heavily floured surface (mixture will be sticky) and lightly shape into a round loaf.

  • How to bake a cob loaf. Dutch Oven Crusty Bread - Step 3
    Step 3

    Remove hot pot from the oven and carefully set in the dough. Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes. Then, remove the lid and bake an additional 10-15 minutes. Carefully remove bread from oven and from pot and place on a cooling rack.

    Adapted from Simply So Good.

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