Peasant Bread

"This breads texture is a cross between focaccia and English muffin bread. It's wonderful toasted and is so easy to make because it requires no kneading."
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Ready In:
2hrs 45mins
2 loaves




  • Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and sugar.
  • Add the yeast mixture and remaining 1 cup of warm water; stir until combined.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled. (About 1 hour).
  • Stir dough down.
  • Divide in half.
  • Place each half in a greased 1 quart round casserole or ovenproof bowl.
  • Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with topping.
  • Let rise in a warm place until doubled; about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  • Remove from pans to cool.

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  1. khutchind
    A new family favorite. So easy to make, and so good. I make this bread a couple of times a week.
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  2. Maddison
    Very easy and good. Made to go with my Spanish Chili and it was perfect to soak up the broth. Will make again. Put entire recipe in large stonewear bowl for baking and it came out great. Enough for family of 6!!
  3. KimmieCat1
    Great recipe, very delicious. Very easy to make and oh so good. I've been looking for a great Peasant Bread recipe and I found it. Will definately will be making again and again. Thanks Grace4Gayle for a great recipe.
  4. 1 tuff cookie
    This is wonderful. I follow the recipe exactly as written except that I put all the dough in one loaf pan. We call this our dipping bread. Great texture for dipping in soups and sauces.
  5. bjbuttillo
    This bread came out very nice and chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside even with my OOPS. I didn't read the directions as I was mixing it together and mistakenly mixed the melted butter into the dough. (12)


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