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Peasant Bread

flour, butter, sugar, yeast

Peasant Bread -


1 (2 1/4 teaspoon) package active dry yeast
2 cups warm water, divided
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Your choice of topping poppy seeds or garlic bread seasoning or parmesan cheese or cinnamon sugar, mixture

Directions for Peasant Bread Recipe

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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