- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon quick-rise instant yeast
- 1½ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups water, room temp/slightly warm
- 1½ tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
Dough Prep Part 1
Place the flour, yeast, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk together to fully combine. Add the water and stir it in using a spatula or spoon. If you feel like you need a little more water, add just a tbsp at a time. The dough will be very wet and sticky.
Add in the chopped rosemary and fold in completely with the spatula or spoon. Don't be too aggressive since the yeast is starting to develop.
Tightly cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for a minimum of 12 hours at room temp. I made my dough in the evening and let it rest overnight. Easy and perfect timing!
Dough Prep Part 2
Move the oven rack to one of the lowest settings in the oven so your dutch oven will fit. Place your dutch oven and lid in and preheat the oven at 450°F.
The dough should have risen quite a bit and have lots of lovely bubbles. Use your silicone spatula to gently scrape the dough out of the bowl onto a piece of lightly floured parchment paper on a lightly floured surface. With floured hands, gently shape the dough in a ball the best you can (mine was more of an oval but it's fine, it turned into a beautiful round in the end...think rustic!). You will need some flour on the surface to keep it from sticking to your hands, that's fine and creates a nice look at the end of baking. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean towel to rest while the oven is heating up.
Bake the Bread
After 30 minutes, take the parchment paper with the dough ball on top and place the entire thing in the preheated dutch oven. BE CAREFUL, IT'S REALLY HOT! Place the lid on top and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and bake for another 10-15 minutes to get a brown crust.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the uncovered dutch oven or on a cooling rack. Enjoy!
- If you don't have quick-rise instant yeast or want to use active dry yeast, just mix the active dry yeast with warm water and let it rest for 10 minutes to dissolve the yeast. Then you can continue the recipe as written.
Calories: 173kcal | Fat: 0.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 2mg
Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.