Crusty Bread


4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 3 – 4 teaspoons salt
1-3 teaspoon Instant or rapid rise yeast
1 1-3 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 10 – 16 hours overnight works great heat oven to 460 degrees when the oven has reached 460 degrees place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 35 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 35 minutes after 35 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 20 minutes remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.


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