French Peasant Bread
Very simple no fuss ,economical bread using only 5 ingredients. This isn't my recipe,but I use this bread in a recipe I posted called "Boiled Water" Soup. This bread is very good at any time though.
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- 1 Tbsp
- yeast quick rising,dry
- 2 c
- warm water( 110 degrees or so)
- 1 Tbsp
- 1 tsp
- 4 c
- all purpose flour
- olive oil, for greasing the pan
- corn meal ,for pan
- butter, melted for brushing on top
1Place yeast, water, sugar, and salt in warm bowl and stir until dissolved. Add flour and stir until blended, but do NOT knead.Cover and let rise one hour or until double in size.
2Flour hands, remove dough from the bowl and place in 2 roughly equal rounds on an oiled cookie sheet sprinkled with corn meal (dough may be sticky and not hold its shape well--that's okay. It's not supposed to be pretty.) Let rise an additional 20-30 minutes.
3Brush the tops and sides of the rounds with melted butter and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and cook an additional 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush tops and sides of rounds again with melted butter. Serve warm. Enjoy!