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Mark Bittman, New York Times food reporter, which started this craze.
Few things beat a full-flavored slice of buttered bread, or one slathered with peanut butter and honey, or simply toasted and savored with a meal.
- 1/4 tsp Instant Yeast
- 3 oz room temperature water
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 C All Purpose Flour
- 1 tbl white vinegar
- 7 oz room temperature beer
Add the yeast and water, stir just enough to mix.
Stir with a wooden spatula until you get a nice ball of dough. At first it will feel too wet, then it will feel too dry, then it will begin to feel just right. Stir until most of the dough on the sides of the bowl have disappeared into the ball.
Cover with plastic wrap and sit for 12 - 15 hours
Using a spatula remove the dough from the bowl onto a flour lined surface. Knead about 6 to 10 times, form into a ball, then place into a skillet lined with parchment paper that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
Let sit for about two hours, or until the dough has doubled in size. Pre-heat the oven and dutch oven inside to 500 degrees.
Once dough is ready, and the oven/dutch oven/ are hot, pick up the dough by the parchment paper and gently lay it inside hot dutch oven. Cut one slice across the top, about 1/4 inch deep. Sprinkle with flour. Replace the dutch oven lid and put it back into the oven.
Lower the temp to 425 degrees and let bake for 30 mins. Remove lid and bake another 10 - 15 mins to bring a nice dark color to the crust. Internal temp should be about 200 - 220 degrees.
Remove, let cool completely prior to slicing.