No kneading! No rising and punching down! Only 4 ingredients.
We love having homemade bread with meals but don't always have time for the kneading
and the rising.
This is not a new idea, but it might be new to you. And the great news is, you really almost can't mess it up! It turns out perfect every time and looks like you purchased it at a fine grocery store. Only it tastes much better because it is fresh baked.
My mom shared this recipe with us and I tweaked it just a little in terms of the type of yeast I use.
You just have to give it a try, you'll love it.
3 cups tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons Celtic Sea Salt (or other real, good quality salt)
1/2 teaspoon Instant yeast
1/2 cup warm water (95 degrees)
1 cup water cool or room temp
In a small bowl mix the warm water with the yeast. Set aside until it is activated, about 5 min.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast.
Add room temp water and the yeast/water mixture and mix until a shaggy mixture forms.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours. I just leave my on the covered until I am ready to bake it.
Heat oven to 450 degrees. While oven is heating, place a cast iron pot or a dutch oven into the oven. Leave pot in oven while it preheats.
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 put a bit of olive or grapeseed oil in the bottom. Then 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.
That's all there is to it! Young children can even prep this dough for you and all you need to do is pop it into the oven. Delicious alone or with butter.