Saturday, March 12, 2016
1 1/2 Cups White Flour (+ more for dusting)
1 1/2 Cups Bread Flour (Can be made w/ just white flour if necessary)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Instant Fast Rising Yeast
1 Cup Hot Water (Hot from the tap is fine, may need to add a few teaspoons more)
1 tbsp Honey (or sugar)
In a large bowl, add the flours, salt, yeast. Stir to combine. Add the honey to the water and stir to combine. Gradually add the water/honey to the flour mixture.
Stir w/ a wooden spoon to combine. Kneed in bowl for about 2 minutes or until smooth and not sticky). Cover bowl w/ plastic and a tight lid and set aside for 8-24 hours. (I do about 24 hours for best results)
Lightly dust w/ flour your counter. Turn the dough out and gently work it to form a ball (about 1 minute, work as little as possible). Set aside for 30 minutes.
While the dough sits for 30 minutes, preheat oven to 450 degrees and put the baking vessel in the oven. I used a Dutch Oven.
After 30 minutes take the baking dish out, spray it with cooking spray and place the dough in the center. Mark an X or other decoration on top of the dough, cover with a lid and place in the oven for 30 minutes. Take lid off and bake another 15 minutes to brown. Misting it w/ water 2x after the lid is off makes the crust more brown and crustier if you desire.
Cool at least 15 minutes and serve.