I took Jim Lahey's book My Bread out of the library and it has great step by step photo instructions:
Mix 3 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 5/8 warm water
Let six overnight with plastic cover (at least for 12 hours)
It will be sticky after mixing everything together
It should have little air holes on top after 12 hours
Take it out fold it over and let rest for 15 minutes with cover
For the final rise put it in a bowl with a flour covered tea towel (not terry cloth) and let sit for two hours-
Then dump it into a pot (I sprayed mine with olive oil) and let bake for 30 minutes with a lid at 450 and then take the lid off and bake for another 20-30 minutes.
I found that the 'quick rise' bread came out much flatter than the regular over night rise.
The 'quick' version of this bread adds half a teaspoon of red wine vinegar and using HOT instead of warm water- don't plan to make it again.
Furthermore you don't need a special pot- I used my stew pot with a metal lid.
Check out my 'how to' video-
Do you make bread at home?