Aaah. The year 30. When one comes of this age, there’s always the certain things that come with the territory. Recently a friend sent me a simple Buzzfeed article where the headline simply read “30 Things to Do Before You’re 30.” On the list, I found many items that I had already accomplished and yet there were others to check off the list. One of the items was to own a dutch oven. Initially, it felt odd. Why was owning a dutch oven a thing, seen as a rite of passage? However after owning one, now I fully understand. From braising and slow cooking meats to stews and soups, it’s the one kitchen appliance that’s been on repeat on a weekly basis. Recently I stumbled upon a recipe for dutch oven bread. I must admit, I was initially skeptical. With a bit of testing, during meal prep last week, I opted to make a loaf of rosemary sea salt bread. It came out perfectly and was so easy to make. With a bit of planning ahead, this no-knead recipe is fool proof. If you’re finding yourself stuck inside with cold and snowy days, make sure to try this recipe.
Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!
Rosemary Sea Salt Bread
- 3 C Organic King Arthur All-Purpose Flour
- 1 3/4 t sea salt
- 1/2 t active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 C warm water
- 1/3 C chopped fresh rosemary
In a large bowl, sift together flour, sea salt, rosemary, and yeast together. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Attach a dough hook to the mixer. Add water, mix until the dough is combined. After mixing for 2 minutes. Scrape the sides and see that the dough is combined. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let sit on the counter overnight.
The following day, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. While oven is preheating, place the dutch oven inside. Meanwhile, on a flat surface, flour the dough and form into a round. Place dough into the bottom of the dutch oven. Bake for 30 minutes with the lid on. Remove lid and bake for 15 min until loaf is golden brown. Remove from oven. Allow to cool and place on cooling rack. Serve alongside soups, stews, or our favorite, a slice of irish buttered toast with a latte macchiato.
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