10-inch Dutch oven
13 briquettes on the lid
7 briquettes on the bottom
Baking time: 25-35 minutes
1 cup warm water
3 teaspoons dry yeast
½ cup white sugar
3-4 cups all-purpose white flour
½ cup olive oil
In a large mixing bowl, add yeast to warm water. Let soak to activate yeast for 10-15 minutes. Add ½ cup olive oil, salt, and sugar. Mix until sugar dissolves. Add 3-4 cups flour and mix until dough forms. Knead dough for about 5 minutes.
Place dough inside the Dutch oven and allow to rise until dough doubles in size. This requires a warm place (70-80° F).
Bake inside Dutch oven for 25-35 minutes until golden brown. Note: make sure dough has risen sufficiently or you may have a doughy inside portion of bread.
Note: This is delicious, Italian-flavored bread. Also makes a great pizza crust.