Pot Bread


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups water (warm not hot)
  • Butter to serve


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Add water and mix until a sticky mixture forms.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 hours to 18 hours. Overnight works too.
  3. Heat the oven to 230 degrees Celcius. When oven reaches 230 degrees, place a cast iron pot with lid in the oven and heat pot for 30 minutes.
  4. Pour dough onto heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit while the pot is heating.
  5. Remove the pot from oven and place the dough inside the pot. Cover and return to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the lid and bake additional 15 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven and place the bread on a cooling rack.
  7. Slice and serve with Butter
  8. Optional: Add your favorite spices to this recipe like rosemary, cinnamon, or even cheese.