This is without doubt the simplest bread I have ever made; and it’s taste and texture are awesome! We love it dipped in herb-flavored Olive Oil.
Ingredients for 1 loaf:
(for 2 loaves just double the amounts)
3 C flour (bread flour is best)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. instant yeast
1 1/2 C warm water (no more than 105F)
Whisk the dry ingredients together to combine.
Add the water and using a wooden spoon or large spatula mix until loose and sticky.
Cover with plastic wrap and set in a draft free place overnight (18-24 hours).
Preheat oven and baking container at 400F for 30 minutes.
Pour dough into hot dutch oven, cover and bake 30 minutes; then remove cover, return to oven and bake another 15 minutes to crisp the crust.