In a large, 5 quart container, combine all ingredients.
Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough is evenly wet with no dry spots.
Cover your container loosely, and allow to rise on the counter top for 2 hours.
The dough should almost triple in size and begin to collapse on itself and flatten on top. You can allow it to rise overnight, and it won’t hurt anything.
Chill dough for at least three hours. You can bake it before chilling, but it’s easier to work with cold, and the flavor improves with age.
Place a baking stone in your oven, and put a sheet of parchment paper on a pizza peel. An upside down baking sheet can be subbed for either the baking stone or pizza peel.
Wet your hands. The dough is very sticky and soft. You’ll want to treat it gently so you’ll not deflate those beautiful air pockets.
Cut or tear away about a fourth of the bread dough…approx. the size of a large grapefruit.
Gently shape the dough into any shape of your choice on the parchment paper, smoothing out the top into a ‘gluten cloak’. It’s OK if it looks wompy.
Set a timer for 20 minutes once you get the bread shaped. You’re going to let it rise for a total of 40 minutes, but this is my cheat way or reminding myself to pre-heat the oven.
When the timer goes off, begin preheating the oven to 450º. Set the timer for 20 more minutes. Your bread dough won’t have risen much, if at all, at this point, and this is normal. NORMAL, I say. No worries.
Top with kosher salt or herbs/seeds if desired. Slash top to allow gasses to escape while baking.
When the timer goes off, slide the bread in and bake for 25 to thirty minutes until golden brown.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1431g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 121 (5%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 13.5g||18 %|
|Saturated Fat 2.3g||12 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 5.6g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 64.4mg||2 %|
|Potassium 2916mg||77 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 522.5g||154 %|
|Dietary Fiber 87.8g||351 %|
|Sugars, other 434.7g|
|Protein 98.6g||141 %|
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Calories per serving: 2441
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