Fresh home made no knead bread

I got to meet the green goddess herself last week. Was really wonderful to meet Wendyl Nissen in the flesh; she was super friendly and a very powerful woman who definitely demands your attention (I can see why she has been so successful in all her chosen paths in life). Wendyl gave me a personally signed copy (actually I cheekily asked her for a copy) of her wonderful new book Mother’s Little Helper to review. There is a super easy recipe in there for no knead bread so I thought I would give it a go.
3 cups white flour (for wholemeal use 1 cup wholemeal flour and 2 cups white flour)
¼ tsp granulated yeast
1¼ tsp salt
1½ to 2½ cups of water depending on flour used
Mix the flour, yeast and salt in a bowl. Pour the water in slowly and stir until you have a sticky; not stiff; dough. Cover with a tea towel and put it in a warm place for 12 to 24 hours. I put mine on top of the fridge. The dough is ready to use when you lift the tea towel and see the surface is bubbly.
Thickly cover a work area (I used a wooden chopping board) with flour then tip the dough onto the board. Cover with more flour then fold flour through dough. Cover with a tea towel and leave for 15 minutes.
Shape the dough and place inside a floured tea towel. Put dough in a warm place for two hours so it can double in size.
Half an hour before the dough is ready put a 2L casserole pot or Dutch oven (I used a heavy cast-iron pot with a lid which belonged to my Oma so it truly is a Dutch oven) into a hot oven at 230oC. When the dough is ready, take the pot out of the oven and put the bread in. Put the lid on the pot and put in the oven for 15 minutes then cook for a further 15 minutes without the lid on until the bread is brown.
Our bread was yummy eventhough I seriously messed this recipe up. I use 3 cups of wholemeal flour and no white flour. I also actually forgot to do rise the bread for 2 hours despite all this the bread was still yummy. I guess this is a very forgiving recipe. Will definitely make this again soon. Might follow the recipe correctly this time too! Enjoy. 

Update: I made this bread “correctly” yesterday. My friends who were round were impressed with how super easy and really yummy this bread is! I am a total convert to homemade bread. Will be making this again regularly!
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