Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Peasant Bread

I found this bread, where else but pinterest. 
Of all the bread's I've tried this one is not only the easiest, but my favorite. 
I've made it multiple times since finding it in December.

The original recipe makes two loaves. 
I typically only make one at a time so the ingredients and directions below are what I do. 

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup lukewarm water
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon active-dry yeast
1 tablespoon butter. 

1. In a large bowl mix flour and salt. 

2. In a smaller mixing bowl, dissolve sugar into the water. 
Sprinkle yeast on top and allow to sit for a few minutes till foamy. This ensures that the yeast is active.
Stir it up and mix it in with the dry ingredients.

 This is what your dough should look like. 

3. Cover with a tea towel and set in a warm place to rise for 1.5 - 2 hours, until the dough has doubled.

4. Using the butter, grease an over safe bowl. I use a 2L pyrex bowl. 
Using two forks, scrape the dough out of the bowl making sure to flip the dough in on itself. 
Place the dough in the grease bowl. 
Allow to rise for 30 minutes. It should be about to the top of the bowl.

In the greased bowl before rising.

5. Pre-heat oven to 425F.
Once the dough has risen, bake for 10 minutes. 
Reduce the heat to 375F and allow to cook for 22-25 more minutes.
Remove from over and turn out onto cooling rack. 
The bread should fall right out!
 Finished bread!


  1. What did you use your bread for? I've always thought about trying Peasant Bread! Sarah @

  2. Wow! That's so cool that you can bake it right in the bowl! :-)

  3. Sounds delicious. And easy!

    Jillian -

  4. I love the title of your blog. It the name of a lovely song I heard once.

  5. Stopping by from the blog hop at:

    yes looks great!! i def will have to try this!!!

  6. I make this bread all the time and it is by far a favorite for my family! We seem to devour it within a couple of days (yes both loaves) and want more! :)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...