No-Knead Bread

Ingredients

How to Prepare

   Water (2 cups – warm)

   Yeast (1 ½ tsp.)

   Salt (2 tsp.)

   Honey (1 ½ tsp.)

   Vito & Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil (3           tbsp.)

   Flour (3 ½ cups)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Steps:
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
    1. No more than 500 degrees.
  2. Place a large Dutch oven with the lid in the oven to heat. 
  3. In a large bowl, add flour and salt. Mix together. 
  4. In a small bowl, mix the yeast, water and honey.
    1. Set aside for 3 – 5 minutes to allow the yeast to activate. 
  5. Make a well in the flour and salt mixture. Add the water and the yeast mixture to the middle of the well.
  6. Slowly stir to fully incorporate all ingredients.
    1. Slowly drizzle in Vito & Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil and continue stirring. 
  7. Using a wooden spoon, stretch the dough back and forth in the bowl for a couple of minutes.
  8. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put in a warm area to proof for at least 1 to 2 hours. 
    1. For a tangier bread: at least 3 hours or more preferably over night.
  9. After a few hours, carefully remove the dough from the bowl with a floured spatula. 
    1. Be careful not to break the dough! 
    2. Scrape from the edges of the bowl very gently.
  10. Put the dough on a lightly floured surface. 
  11. Carefully pull edges of dough to the bottom to stretch the gluten and form a base for the bread. 
  12. Line a bowl with parchment paper and place the bread into the bowl. 
  13. Cover the bread with a warm, wet towel in the bowl for about 30 minutes.
  14. Remove the Dutch oven from the oven and line with parchment paper.
  15. Transfer the bread from the bowl to the Dutch oven using the parchment paper to maneuver. 
  16. Gently slice a line or 2 on top of the dough.
  17. Cover the dough back up and place it in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes. 
  18. Remove the parchment paper and place the bread back in the oven for about 10 more minutes uncovered.
  19. After the bread has been removed from the oven, gently slice the bread after it has cooled about 15 minutes.
  20. For some added flavor, spread some mascarpone cheese on top with some orange marmalade. Enjoy!