Easiest Bread I’ve Ever Made

For quite some time I have aspired to bake bread on a regular basis. I like my morning toast and in general my family LOVES bread. A quick peak at the ingredients on a loaf of store bought bread is enough scare you! Usually about 20 ingredients including high fructose corn syrup and stuff I’ve never heard of….datem, soy lecithin, azodicarbonamide. What the ……? (spell check doesn’t even recognize them).
Any how I have found the SIMPLEST recipe ever and I plan to make it over, and over, again!
Here is the link I followed, definitely check it out if you plan to make because I will only write up a brief overview here.

About 20-24 hours before you want your bread mix together 3 cups of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of yeast, and 1 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add 1 5/8 cup of water. Cover bowl with saran wrap. Let dough rest for 12-18 hours at room temperature.

The picture above is what the dough looks like after it has rested… bubbly.

Next I sprinkled my cutting board w/ flour and dumped the dough out folding it in on itself a couple times. Once again cover w/ saran wrap and let sit for 15 minutes.

Then I took a cotton towel and sprinkled it with cornmeal, formed the dough into a ball and covered it with another towel dusted with cornmeal. Then I let it rise for 2 hours.

1/2 hour before rising time is complete set oven and 450 degrees and place the pan in for 30 minutes. I used a cast iron dutch oven greased with a dash of olive oil.

I baked the bread for 30 minutes covered and a couple minutes uncovered even though the recipe called for much longer. It was a hit at our family gathering last night and it sure did make for some good toast this morning.

Can you guess what I’m making again tonight?