Crusty, No-Knead Herb Bread.

Confession time…I LOVE BREAD. For me, a warm, crusty slice and melty butter could be a food group. Or an entire meal. :) This Foodie Friday, I am sharing a new bread recipe I concocted and think is a winner. It “dresses up” your average dinner bread and because it doesn’t require kneading is superrrrrr easy. Also, because it is cooked in a sealed bowl (I used a nice, heavy dutch oven), you get that just-from-the-bakery crunchy crust. Don’t be intimidated by bread making, just follow the directions and you will have your home smelling delicious and a carbohydrate masterpiece in front of you in no time! :)

Happy Friday and enjoy! xo

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Crusty, No-Knead Herb Bread

Ingredients:

3 cups, All Purpose flour

1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups of lukewarm water
2 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Herbs de Provence (You can also buy this in the spice section of your grocery store)
(Any other favorite herbs of yours, in the summertime, when I have my own fresh, I plan to use more of those than the dried!)
Dutch oven or oven-safe large bowl with a lid
Directions:
Whisk all herbs and dry ingredients together in large bowl. Mix in warm water (not too hot!) until rough looking dough forms. (It doesn’t have to be pretty!) Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a dish towel and let sit in a warm place (I used a corner of my countertop) for 12-24 hours. After the dough has at least doubled in size and is bubbly, place dutch oven or bowl in cold oven. Turn oven on to 450 degrees (F) and let preheat for 30 minutes. While ovens are preheating, turn dough out onto floured surface and form into a ball. Let rest on surface for 30 minutes, again covered with cloth or plastic wrap. Carefully remove dutch oven and place dough in the center. Place lid back on top and put the entire thing back into the oven. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove lid and continue the baking for another 10 minutes. Remove dough from dutch oven (with oven mitts! :)) and let cool slightly on a rack. (Be sure to do this, cooling is important!) Cut into slices and serve with plenty of butter or with hot soup! Enjoy!

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