Well, my loaf wasn't baked in a pot, but a glass baking dish from my mom. Whatever you use, make sure it has a lid.
This bread has an incredible sourdough smell while baking! And even better, it doesn't require any kneading.
oil for bowl
1 2/3 cup water
2 1/4 t active dry yeast
3 cups flour plus extra for shaping
1 1/2 t salt
1/2 t sugar
butter for greasing baking dish and for top of finished loaf
Drizzle a large bowl with oil. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix water and yeast. In a large bowl, mix flour salt and sugar.
Add the yeast mixture to the greased bowl and stir in flour mixture til a dough forms, and no dry flour mixture remains.
Cover with plastic wrap (sprayed with cooking spray) and a couple towels. Let rest overnight in a warm dry place.
Remove towels and plastic carefully. Scrape down the sides of the dough and stir well. Re-cover and let rest 2 more hours.
Preheat oven to 450°. Generously butter a small baking dish and lid. Place in hot oven til dish is very hot.
Pour dough into heated dish, carefully scraping bowl out with a spatula. Smooth top lightly.
Bake covered 30 minutes; remove lid and bake 20-35 minutes, or til bread is golden brown and bottom sounds hollow when tapped.
Brush top of bread with butter. Invert onto a rack and cool 1 hour before slicing.
This bread had incredible crust! The insides need work though, it seemed rather "spongy".