Make the dough: In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and yeast. Slowly add the water and mix with a wooden spoon until a blobby, somewhat sticky ball forms. Do not over mix.
Let the dough sit: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let dough sit covered at room temperature for 12-24 hours.
Preheat oven and dutch oven: Preheat the oven to 450F. Place the dutch oven with the lid on in the oven while the oven is preheating.
Prepare the dough: While the oven is preheating, sprinkle some flour on parchment paper and transfer the dough to the floured surface. Form into a ball but be sure not to knead it. Loosely cover with a towel while the oven is preheating.
Bake the bread: Carefully remove the dutch oven from the oven. Remove the lid and gently place the dough ball on the parchment paper into the dutch oven. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the loaf is golden brown.
Cool the bread: Remove the loaf from the dish and place on a cooling rack. Let it cool for 30-45 minutes before slicing.