French Peasant Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 25mins
Recipe by tnsmom

This is a really easy bread to make, and tastes amazing! Try this and you will never buy french bread again! I got recipe from a cooking group and it was submitted by Laura H. Thanks for the recipe! I do not use the cornmeal because I hate cornmeal, but to each their own.

Top Review by msmnurse1_9192575

Simple and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast, sugar and salt in water.
  2. Add flour and stir with a wooden spoon until blended. Do not knead -- it will be lumpy.
  3. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hours
  4. Oil a cookie sheet with olive oil.
  5. Oil hands and remove dough from bowl and divide into 2 rounds and place on cookie sheet.
  6. Sprinkle dough with cornmeal(optional).
  7. Let rise 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and brush dough with melted butter.
  9. Bake for 10 min then reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  10. When finished baking, brush again with melted butter.

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