I had all the ingredients and a heavy enameled cast iron pot (not a Le Creuset, though that is on my dream list, wanna get me one???). I made the dough last night around 8 p.m. and it literally took a maximum of 3 minutes. You mix it and forget about it. Done. Goodnight!
I woke up to find it looking like this
perfect and bubbly and puffy. I said goodbye to the beautiful dough and went to work.
I arrived home from work and with another 1 minute task of tucking the ends in towards the center, it was off to rest again for 2 hours.
Then off to the oven...and it came out looking like this...
*cue the harp music....the angels singing....the clouds parting and the sun beaming down right on this beauty*Speaking of singing - this bread really does! I stood there and listened to it crackle LOUDLY for about 5 minutes after I put it on the cooling rack.
You MUST try this. It cannot be any easier to get a wonderful, warm, homemade loaf of bread in your home (unless you tell your friends to try this and bring it directly over to you).