For the Easter weekend we headed up to my boyfriend's parents place on Manitoulin Island. I love it up there; it is quiet and away from all the busyness here. His mom made this bread and often does when we are there. I forgot just how easy it was and it is so delicious. I don't mind kneading bread, when I have time but this is great for those times when you just don't want to put in the work.
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
Combine ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon until you form a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and leave on the counter for 12-20 hours.
**this is perfect as it gives flexibility for those busy days.
With a wet spatula dump the dough onto a floured surface. Sprinkle with flour and cover with a dry tea towel. Let rest 2 hours.
With 30 min left. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place a covered dish in the oven to warm.
When ready to bake take the dish out. Dump the dough into the dish. Give it a shake and replace the lid.
Bake for 25 min. Remove the lid and bake for 5 more minutes to brown the top.
Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
Yes it is that easy and soo delicious.