MI Coop Kitchen

Crusty Rustic Bread

Recipe by
Ontonagon County REA  
1 hour
Prep: 12 minutes | Cook: 40 minutes | Servings: One loaf

Ingredients list all the ingredients needed

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant or Rapid-rise yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast.
  2. Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12-18 hours (overnight works great).
  4. Heat oven to 450 degrees
  5. When oven reaches 450 degrees place a very lightly oiled cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest while the pot is heating.
  7. Remove hot pot from oven and drop in the dough.
  8. Cover and return to the oven for 30 minutes.
  9. After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  10. Remove the bread from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.

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