I have made this bread many times and it is almost impossible to screw up. No kneading is required and it uses only 4 ingredients, you can’t go wrong there.
Overnight No Knead Sourdough Bread
3 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 cup pure water (no chlorine)
1/4 cup your homemade sourdough starter
1 round cast iron dutch oven with a lid. Like this:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl or food processor. Cover with plastic wrap overnight. 12-18 hours. Dough should be very wet and sticky.
The next day prepare your dutch oven. Generously coat with butter, then sprinkle bottom and sides with cornmeal (or other coarse grain). Form dough into a ball and place in pan. Cover and let rise 1-2 hours, or until double in size.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees
Bake with lid for 30 minutes.
Reduce heat to 450 degrees and remove lid from pan
Bake without lid for additional 15 minutes
This bread is mildly sour, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. The most beautiful part is the almost zero hands on time. This is the perfect additional to a bowl of soup!
If you need additional help, check out the tutorial videos at Cultures for Health, my very favorite company for help with any and all fermenting questions 🙂