Dutch Oven Bread

Dutch Oven Bread
  1. Add 2 cups water to a medium to large bowl or container. Stir in the
    envelope of yeast. Allow the yeast to bloom until foamy. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix 4 cups flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt by
    hand. Once combined, form a small well in the middle of the mixture and
    pour in your water and yeast mixture.
  3. Mix the ingredients by hand. Wet your mixing hand before you start, so the
    dough doesn't stick to your fingers. The water and flour should come
    together to form a rough dough that pulls away from the edges of the
    bowl. If the dough is too dry, add more water; if it's too wet, add more
    flour (about 1 tablespoon at a time).
  4. Once the dough comes together, cover it with a cloth, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 ½-2 hours.
  5. Uncover the dough and give it a few pokes with your finger. If the dough has
    risen properly, it should indent under the pressure of your finger and
    slowly deflate.
  6. Using your hand, start from the bowl's rim to work the dough loose from the
    sides. Fold it up and towards the center of the bowl. Turn the bowl 90
    degrees and repeat until all the dough has been pulled from the sides
    and folded towards the center.
  7. Once done, cover it with a cloth, and let the dough rise again for another 1 ½ to 2 hours.
  8. Once the dough has doubled in size again, gently transfer it from the bowl to a lightly floured surface.
  9. Sprinkle a bit of flour on top of the dough. Using your hands, begin to
    shape the dough into a loaf. Fold the dough under itself several times
    to form a ball, then pinch together the seams of the dough underneath.
  10. Place the dough seam-side down in a clean bowl lightly coated with 1 teaspoon olive oil and dusted with flour.
  11. Cover with a cloth and let rise for 1 hour.
  12. Meanwhile, light your KUDU Grill. Adjust your KUDU Dutch Oven oven over the grill base at medium-high heat, about 450˚F (230˚C). Allow the KUDU Dutch Oven to heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  13. Once the dough is set, swing the KUDU Dutch Oven off the heat.
  14. Turn the proofed dough over onto a lightly floured surface and carefully transfer it into the KUDU Dutch Oven
  15. Cover with the lid and swing the KUDU Dutch Oven back over medium-high heat.
  16. Bake for 45 minutes, removing the lid for the last 15 minutes.
  17. Remove the bread from the KUDU Dutch Oven, cover it with a cloth, and let it cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
  18. Enjoy!