Jim Lahey's No Work BreadSubmitted by: SCOHANATOR
IntroductionThis is a great recipe and the bread is delicious. Substitute whole wheat flour to make it healthier. This is a great recipe and the bread is delicious. Substitute whole wheat flour to make it healthier.
4 cups (430g) flour
2 cups (345g or 12oz) water
1/2 teaspoon (1g) yeast
2 teaspoons (8g) salt
olive oil (for coating - optional)
extra flour, wheat bran, or cornmeal (for dusting)
Remove the dough from the bowl and fold once or twice. Let the dough rest 15 minutes in the bowl or on the work surface. Next, shape the dough into ball. Generously coat a cotton towel with flour, wheat bran, or cornmeal; place the dough seam side down on the towel and dust with flour. Cover the dough with a cotton towel and let rise 1-2 hours at room temperature, until more than doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 450-500°F. Place the pot in the oven at least 30 minutes prior to baking to preheat. Once the dough has more than doubled in volume, remove the pot from the oven and place the dough in the pot seam side up. Cover with the lid and bake 30 minutes Then remove the lid and bake 15-30 minutes uncovered, until the loaf is nicely browned.
Serving Size: Makes 12 slices
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SCOHANATOR.