Crusty Sourdough Bread Using the Instant Pot!

Is there anything better than a crusty loaf of sourdough bread? Don't wait hours and hours for the bread to be ready, cut the time in half by using your Instant Pot!

Whisk together the water and sourdough starter in a large bowl.

Add the flour and salt. Mix all the ingredients together until they form a rough dough.

Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen towel and set it on the counter for 1 hour to rest.

When the dough has rested for one hour, work the dough into a smooth ball for 15-20 seconds by folding the dough onto itself

Line the Instant Pot with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray. Add the dough to the Instant Pot and seal the lid. Set  to "YOGURT" for 4 hours.

The dough has risen in size.  Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and shape the dough into a tight ball.

Line a bowl with a kitchen towel and sprinkle the kitchen towel with flour. Add the dough to the bowl, seam side up. Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen towel and place the bowl in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Bake in a Dutch oven for 20 minutes with the lid on, and then 35 minutes with the lid off.  Allow the bread to cool before cutting.