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Try your hand at this beginner's no knead dutch oven bread.
You don't need to be a master baker to make delicious bread at home.

Posted by Vicky C. Published See Vicky C.'s 7 projects »
  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast, and salt. Add water, ⅓ cup at a time, and mix together until a sticky, homogenous dough forms. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm, dry place for 12-16 hours. The dough is ready when it has almost doubled in size, you can smell the yeast, and can see some bubbles formed on the surface.

  • Step 2

    Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Sprinkle the top of the dough with more flour, then fold the dough over on itself once or twice. Tuck the seams in to form a smooth ball.

  • Step 3

    Dust a clean cotton dish towel with a generous amount of flour and place dough in the center. Wrap the edges of the towel around the dough, leaving some breathing room, and place in a warm, dry place for 2 hours.

  • Step 4

    After 1½ hours have passed, preheat your oven to 425. Place a 6-8 quart dutch oven into the oven as it heats for half an hour.

  • Step 5

    When the dough has reached the 2 hour mark, remove your pot from the oven. Flip the dough into the dutch oven so it lands seam side up.

  • Step 6

    Cover the pot with the lid (please make sure to check that the knob is oven-safe at this temperature) and bake for 40 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Remove lid and check to make sure that dough has risen and a crust has started to form. Bake, uncovered, for an additional 15-20 minutes, until the crust is a nice golden brown.

  • Step 8

    Remove bread from the pot and let it cool before slicing.

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Banndit1 · Killeen, Texas, US
This sounds really good.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
Yum - I need to try this!