Bread in a Pot - A Blogisphere Classic

This bread recipe has been going around in the Finnish foodblogs for a while, but I guess it originates from outside Finland. What is interesting in this, is not so much the list of ingredients or the time it takes for the levain to form. The main interest is the method of baking the bread in an oven pot.

I've tried the pot cooking method also with a couple of other bread recipes and it works every time. There is something in heat of the pot and the humidity created by having the lid on that the bread dough seems to love. Please, go and try for yourself. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.


Bread in a pot 

7 dl flour (wheat, spelt...)
2 tsp salt
0,5 tsp dried yeast
3,5 dl lukewarm water

Mix the dry ingredients together and pour in the water. Mix, cover with clingfilm and leave in room temperature for 12-18 hours.

Preheat the oven to 225 (celsius) and put an oven pot with a lid to warm inside.

Mix some flour into the bread dough and form a round bread. Cover loosely with clingfilm and let it rest for 30min.

Once the oven (and the pot) are hot put the bread inside the pot and put it in the oven with the lid on. Let it bake for 30 minutes, then remove the lid and let the bread bake for 15 minutes more.
Take the bread out of the oven and out of the pot. Let it cool slightly (easier to cut) and enjoy with melting butter...

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