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Prep 12 hrs
Cook 30 mins
This is the wheat version of the Recipe supplied by Sullivan Street Bakery and printed in the NY Times, this bread recipe so insanely brilliant - no sticky fingers, no doughy mess, no intricate measuring, no complicated kneading. Totally hands-off. The crust is thin, crisp and snaps as you cut into the loaf. The interior of the bread holey, chewy, airy and light. This low fat, low cal bread will become a staple in your home as it has mine.
- You will need a covered pot similar to a Dutch Oven; five-quart or larger made of cast iron, Pyrex, ceramic, enamel- anything that can safely go into a 450F oven.
- Mix dough: The night before, combine all ingredients in a big bowl with a wooden spoon until the dough just comes together. It will be a shaggy, doughy mess. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit 8-12 hours on counter top.
- Shape & preheat: The dough will now be wet, sticky and bubbly. Oil your pot well, but do not allow any oil to be standing in the pot. With a wet spatula, dump the dough into your pot and nudge it into a ball shape. Let it nap for 2 hours. When you’ve got about a half hour left on the rise, preheat to 450°F.
- Bake: Your dough should have doubled in size. Cover the pot. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover, bake another 15-20 minutes or until the crust is beautifully golden and middle of loaf is 210°F Remove and let cool on wired rack. If not eating right away, you can re-crisp crust in 350F oven for 10 minutes.