- 3¼ Cups All-Purpose or Bread Flour plus additional for dusting
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- ½ tsp Active Dry Yeast
- In large bowl, stir all ingredients; add 1¾ cups lukewarm water and stir until a shaggy, sticky dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; let stand in a warm place 8 hours or until doubled in size.
- Transfer dough to floured (12-inch) sheet parchment paper; with floured hands, quickly shape into a ball and dust top with flour. Cover with clean kitchen towel; let stand 2 hours or until doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 450°F; place 6- to 8-quart oven-safe heavy saucepot in oven and preheat 15 minutes. Transfer parchment paper with dough to saucepot; cover with lid and bake 30 minutes. Remove lid; bake 20 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Transfer bread to wire rack to cool; cut into 8 slices.
Chef Tip: If yeast is not readily available, you can substitute 2 teaspoons each baking soda and lemon juice and/or vinegar; after mixing dough in step 1, skip to step 2 with no need to let stand.