– Sprinkle your hands with some flour and flatten the dough preserving the rectangle. – Sprinkle some more flour on the dough and starting from a left short edge fold 1/3 of the dough toward the center. – Then fold the right edge over the dough. – Sprinkle on some flour, slightly stretch the dough vertically and then fold the dough in half.
Repeat the 4-step folding process 2 more times. After step 4, shape the dough into a ball pinching and pulling the edges toward the center of the ball. Flip the ball so that the seams were facing down. Place the dough on parchment paper, cover with a large bowl, and leave it to rest for 25 minutes. The dough will slightly rise.
Without turning off the oven, remove the pot from the oven. Take the lid off. Lift the parchment paper with dough and carefully place it into the pot. Using a very sharp knife make a shallow cross incision on the top of the bread. This will help our loaf expand. Cover the pot with a lid and place the pot into the oven to bake for 35 minutes.