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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

French Peasant Bread

This bread is easy to bake, beautiful to see, and delicious to taste and smell.  It's a perfect example of how simple and common ingredients can turn into something wonderful.  The best part is that it makes two loaves, so you can share one with a friend or neighbor and enjoy some with your own family as well!

French Peasant Bread

1 package dry instant yeast
2 c warm water
1 T sugar
2 t salt
4 cups flour
melted butter

Place yeast, water, sugar, and salt in warm bowl and stir until dissolved. Add flour and stir until blended. Do not knead. Cover and let rise for one hour, or doubled. Flour hands, remove dough, (it will be so so sticky, this is ok) and place in 2 rounds on an oiled cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Don't worry about making the rounds perfect, rustic is good! Let rise an additional hour. Brush top with melted butter and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temp. to 375 degrees and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove from oven and brush again with butter. Serve warm.


Gina said...

Finally another post! :) I'm a huge bread fan . .. carbs love me. I need to try this. Mmmm.

ariel said...

this was DELICIOUS! THANK YOU emily :)