Dutch oven bread sounds really intriguing doesn't it? To make it in a Dutch oven is a pretty neat idea. Jim Lahey is the one who really popularized this bread and it sent off many interpretations. I love how ideas roll like that down the slope, picking up momentum as they roll. A brainstorming continuum. Love it. Imagine what we could do if we all put our creative minds together for the greater good of all.
I know, I know, it's about bread but like my gardening I can't help but draw larger conclusions or think about it as analogy. Its just how my mind works. Like when I pick out weeds in my garden to make it beautiful. How I can pick out "weedy" thoughts in my mind to make it more beautiful as well.
Dutch Oven Bread
I was inspired by this post here.
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup cool water
1 tablespoon kosher salt
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon yeast
Measure one cup of flour out in a bowl sitr in salt and yeast, mix. Add in the wet ingredients and stir rapidly. Add the remainder of the flour and stir until its completely mixed. I used my hands mixing it right in the bowl. Place finished dough in a oiled bowl and cover. Let rise for 15 to 24 hours.
Remove from bowl and shape it into a bal, pulling the sides downa nd to the bottom and pinch it in place. Put the seam side down on a sheet or peel with corn meal dusted on it. Let rise for about two hours.
Preheat oven to 475F with your dutch oven inside. Once the temperature has been reached remove your pot from the oven and carefully slide in your bread. Cover the dutch oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove lid and bake 20 to 30 minutes more. When it is a golden brown, remove from the oven. Take out of dutch oven at once and place on a rack to cool.
And now the giveaway...
I am happy to tell you the good news about my giveaway. The good people at CSN Stores offered this beautiful mini processor to one of my readers.
Here's is how it works.
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Enter one comment below (duplicate entries will be deleted) telling me what your favorite bread is. Including a link or recipe is great but not necessary.
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Deadline for contest is Wednesday March 16th at midnight.
If the mini chopper is not your thing, I think we can get you something similar, within the price range.
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