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Peasant Bread Recipe

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If you are looking for an easy bread recipe, this is it. Because there's no kneading involved, the bread is simple to make. A neighbor gave me this delicious recipe years ago after I had sampled the bread at her house.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 64 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and sugar. Add the yeast mixture and remaining water; stir until combined. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Stir dough down. Divide in half. Place each half in a greased 1-qt. round casserole or ovenproof bowl. Brush tops with butter and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Remove from pans; serve warm if desired. Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Peasant Bread in Country April/May 1994, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 64 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

:) Very good... I included roasted garlic and it was very good!!

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

this bread is so easy. next time i am going to put garlic cloves in it instead of poppy seeds

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