4 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 cups room temperature water
- In a large bowl mix the flour, salt and yeast together using a whisk. Pour the water into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until all the flour is incorporated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit overnight or for at least 12 and up to 18 hours.
- Place a cast iron pot with lid or 5 qt Dutch oven with lid in the oven and heat oven to 475°F.
- Generously sprinkle a work surface with flour. Scoop out the dough from the bowl onto the floured surface and sprinkle with a little more flour. Knead the dough for about 30 seconds and shape into a smooth ball. Remove pot from oven and remove the lid from it. Take the ball of dough and drop it into the pot. Cover the pot and place it back in the oven.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and bake for another 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove pot from oven and let cool a few minutes. Remove the bread from the pot with a large metal spatula or using oven mitts and let cool on a rack.