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In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together, evenly distributing the salt and yeast throughout the flour. Pour in the warm water and stir with the handle of a wooden spoon until moist dough forms. Continue stirring until the dough incorporates all the loose flour in the bowl (1-2 minutes in total).
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rest in a warm place for 8-12 hours. The dough will double in size and bubble. Long elastic gluten strands will form without laborious kneading.
Dust the dough lightly with a bit of flour. Oil hands lightly and with your fingertips, gather dough from the outside egdes to the middle, knocking it down into a loose ball. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead for a few moments until a tight ball forms. Toss the ball back in the bowl and lightly coat with a splash of vegetable oil, turning evenly to cover.
Gently roll the dough into a thick log that fits end to end in a lightly oiled 9"x5" (2L) loaf pan and without covering, rest it a second time. In 2-3 hours it will double in size once more.
Meanwhile, preheat your over to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). When the dough is ready, bake for 45 minutes.
I encourage you to post a 'before' photo & then others along the way. If you're like most of us, we do NOT like the way we look & do NOT want to let anybody else know how we look.....full of shame, at least speaking for myself; but we've all been there & believe it or not, it helps. Just look at INDYGIRL! Amazing!