Easy Bread

I must admit something I’m a little embarrassed about…. I’m addicted to Pinterest!  I can’t get enough.  I am constantly checking it throughout the day, and I keep seeing the same Crusty Bread pinned all over.  So I had to try it.

You are not going to believe how good this bread tastes, and just how easy it was to make.  Don’t let the 18 hours scare you, it is worth it, and besides if you start it before you go to bed, a huge chunk of the time you will be sleeping. zzzzzzzzzzz

What you will need:

Cast iron pot with lid

3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon yeast

1½ cups water

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese ~ Optional

In a bowl, mix together flour, salt and yeast.  Add water and mix together until combined.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set on counter for 12 to 18 hours (yes, you read that right) to rise.

Once the dough has sat on the counter for the allotted time, heat oven to 450 degrees.  When the oven is at 450 degrees place your cast iron pot with lid in the oven for 30 minutes.

While the pot is heating up in the oven, add cheese to bowl and mix in to the dough, turn dough out on to a floured surface, I used a piece of floured wax paper.

Shape the dough in to a ball and let rise while the pot is heating up, using the original plastic wrap to cover dough.

After 30 minutes, remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough ball.  Cooking time is 45 minutes; 30 minutes with lid on, then take the lid off for the remaining 15 minutes.  Remove bread from pot and place on a rack to cool.

This recipe is the one pinned from simplysogood.blogspot.com, I did adapt the recipe a bit.  I still can’t believe how heavenly it tasted and how easy it was to make. What can you think of adding to this bread……Garlic? Sunflower seeds? Poppy seeds?

Let me know what you added and how it turned out!




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