1/4 tsp yeast
1 3/4 cup warm water
3 cups flour
1 3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp lemon or lime zest
optional: 2 tsp chopped fresh Rosemary
In a large bowl combine 1/4 tsp yeast and 3 cups flour
add in 1 3/4 tsp salt and approximately 1-2 tsp of zest from a lime or lemon. You could also add in 2 tsp of a fresh herb. Rosemary is delicious in this bread as well.
Pour in 1 3/4 cup warm water
Use a wooden spoon and mix dough. The dough will be sticky. Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and let sit out for the next 18-24 hours.
Place a piece of parchment paper out on your counter top and cover in a dusting of flour. Place your dough on top of parchment paper.
Dust the top of your dough with flour and fold over once. Place a damp cloth over top of dough for 15 minutes.
dust your dough with more flour and fold over one more time in the opposite direction. Place your damp cloth on top and leave for another 2 hours. In the last 30 minutes place a ovenproof casserole dish or dutch oven in your preheated 400 degree oven.
Remove the pot from oven, take the cloth off your dough, pick up the parchment paper and flip the dough over into your pan. Don't worry how it looks. Shake your pan a little to move it around. Cover and place in your oven for 30 minutes. Uncover for another 10-15 minutes or until a nice golden brown colour.
Remove from pan and place on oven rack.