It really doesn’t get much easier to make bread and it yields a loaf that will have you wondering why you haven’t tried this sooner. Mix the dough. Let it sit overnight (or 10 hours).
No Need To Knead Bread
1/2tspActive Dry Yeast or Instant Yeast
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and yeast. Add water and stir until a shaggy dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rise at room temperature for 10 hours.
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Place Dutch oven without lid into oven for 30 minutes.
While Dutch oven heats, turn dough onto a well-floured surface and form into a ball with floured hands. Cover dough loosely with plastic and let rest for 30 minutes. With floured hands, place the dough into heated Dutch oven.
Cover Dutch oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake for 12 minutes more.
Remove loaf from Dutch oven and cool completely before slicing.
****A deep oven-proof skillet can work, as can an oven-proof soup pot.