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skillet bread

a recipe by
Anywhere, AL

I have been wanting to make a peasant skillet bread for the longest. I finally got around to making it. It is so delicious, and best when served warm. My family and friends love it!!!

serves 12
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For skillet bread

  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 2 c
    lukewarm water
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 4 1/2 c
    bread flour
  • rosemary sprigs
  • olive oil
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese

How To Make skillet bread

  • 1
    Combine yeast and water in a large bowl. Using a wooden spoon, add 1 cup of flour and then the salt, mix until combined. Stir in the rest of the flour until fully incorporated.
  • 2
    Add 1 cup of cheese, and rosemary to your taste ( I put in very little, I just wanted a hint of rosemary) and stir until fully incorporated. Cover with a damp towel, and store in a draft free area. Let stand for 1 hour. Do NOT punch the dough down. Lightly grease a cast iron skillet. Sprinkle the top of dough with flour and cover hands with flour. Take the dough and form into a round disk and place into skillet. Cover with damp towel and let stand for another 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 3
    Drizzle a little oil over the top of dough, slash the top of dough with a knife creating an x. Sprinkle with salt and rosemary leaves. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the top is golden brown.