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Dutch Oven Crusty Bread
from Simply So Good
3 cups unbleached flour
1 3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 cups water
Mix dry ingredients together well. Add the water and mix until a very sticky dough forms. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave for 12-18 hours. I left mine for about 16 hours in the laundry room because it's a little warmer and not quite as drafty as the kitchen.
After 12-18 hours pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees. While it's pre-heating, knead the dough on a floured surface. It will be very sticky - use lots of flour! When the oven is pre-heated, put your empty covered dutch oven in it. Leave the dutch oven in the oven for 30 minutes. While it is heating up, wrap the floured dough in plastic wrap.
Once the dutch oven is warm, drop the dough into it. Don't grease it or anything, just toss the dough ball in the dutch oven.
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