– Flour – Water – Yeast – Salt
Mixing: In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour and salt. In a separate bowl, dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
Combine: Pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until a shaggy dough forms. Ensure all the flour is incorporated. The dough will be sticky.
Resting: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel. Let the dough rest at room temperature for about 12-18 hours. The longer rest time allows the dough to ferment and develop flavor.
Preparation: After the resting period, the dough will have risen and become bubbly. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Place a Dutch oven (with its lid) in the oven to preheat as well.