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Overnight Artisan Bread,

Overnight Artisan Bread is homemade best overnight artisan bread, perfect for cast iron casserole dish baking, easy to make, soft inside and soooo golden and crunchy outside!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Overnight Artisan Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 bread


  • 5 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups + 4 Tbsp warm water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp corn flour


  1. In medium sized bowl, combine cake flour, yeast, salt and water. Cover with foil and leave to rest overnight.

  2. Butter your cast iron casserole dish ( Ø 9 inches ) on the bottom and the sides and sprinkle corn flour around the bottom and the sides as well.

  3. Pour the batter into it and leave aside for one hour.

  4. Turn the oven to 230 C / 446 F. Put the casserole dish into the oven immediately.

  5. Bake covered for 40 minutes.

  6. Take the cover off and bake for additional 10 minutes.

  7. Once done, take the bread out, put it on the rack and leave to cool.