Simple Crusty Bread

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Simple Crusty Bread

Post by StarryNightDave » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:23 am

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My Niece posted this on FaceBook last night . . .

I am completely obsessed with this bread. This is insanely easy - it literally took 2 minutes to stir together the dough - let it sit overnight and then bake.

Crusty Bread (simplysogood)

3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon Instant or Rapid-rise 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.

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Re: Simple Crusty Bread

Post by Fatherducque » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:24 am

But it has calories... :sad:

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Re: Simple Crusty Bread

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:48 pm

I love crusty bread, but I don't have a cast iron pot. Can it be done any other way?

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Re: Simple Crusty Bread

Post by LandLover » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:17 pm

I love it too....looks good.

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Re: Simple Crusty Bread

Post by StarryNightDave » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:39 pm

ConsrvYank1 wrote:I love crusty bread, but I don't have a cast iron pot. Can it be done any other way?
I guess you could just put it on a cookie sheet. But it wouldn't get as crusty.

Kinda looks like a recipe a Colonial wife might have made over a fire.

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Re: Simple Crusty Bread

Post by Pixie » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:22 am

ConsrvYank1 wrote:I love crusty bread, but I don't have a cast iron pot. Can it be done any other way?
Do you have a good solid Dutch oven? If so that will work. :)

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