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I got the recipe from my sister when I was first married, slightly adapted the recipe over the years to create the best soft texture, and have been making it ever since.
I know you will love this Easy Peasant Bread and hope it will become a part of your weekly meal rotations and dinner recipes.
Easy Peasant Bread
This Easy Peasant Bread has been one of my tried & true recipes for 15 years! It's soft & fluffy, slathered in warm butter, & makes 2 loaves.
- 2 tablespoons instant active dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 cups white flour
- 2 tablespoons oil (flavorless)
Stir yeast, warm water, sugar, oil, and salt in large bowl until dissolved.
Separately mix flour and salt.
Add flour and salt to yeast mixture and mix well, then knead until formed into a ball.
Place dough ball into a large bowl sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with saran wrap and let rise for 20-30 minutes until doubled in size.
Separate into 2 circular loaves and place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking oil.
Cover and let rise 30-40 minutes, or until doubled.
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Lightly score the top of the dough loaves with 1-3 slices.
Bake at 425 for 10 minutes; WITHOUT opening oven door, turn to 375°F and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes until loaves are a deep golden brown color (if they aren't a deep enough brown, they won't be cooked enough in the middle).
Once they are deep golden brown, remove from oven and brush generously with salted butter.
If desired, sprinkle with coarse flake sea salt, if desired.
Let cool for 5 minutes, then slice with a bread knife.
Hope you love this Easy Peasant Bread as much as we do! Be sure to tag me if you make them!