After I had the twins, my friend Cassidy brought me this amazing soup with this French Peasant Bread! I think I devoured one loaf all by myself (and shared the other one with the rest of the fam) Ha! That’s what happens when you’re breastfeeding twins.
Two years later I finally got the recipe from her-she sent me a screenshot from a family cookbook she has. It’s called French Peasant Bread and it’s the easiest, fail proof bread you can make! The dough is really simple: yeast, water, sugar (or honey), salt, flour. And no kneading!
Maybe it’s living in quarantine, but making bread is pretty therapeutic right now! I’ve never been much of a bread-maker (even though I really enjoy baking) but I’ve made three batches of this French Peasant Bread in 48 hours. Best part is each batch makes two round loaves so you can share! We’ve been dropping a loaf off at friends and family’s.
It’s best if you slice into it warm and add a little butter and honey or jam! I hope you guys are hanging in there! Maybe baking a little bread for your family and delivering it to friends will be a bright spot in your day!
Easy French Peasant Bread
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 pkg dry yeast
- 1 tbs sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 4 cups flour
- corn meal
- melted butter
- Place yeast, water, sugar, and salt together in a bowl and stir until dissolved.
- Add flour and stir until blended (do not knead). Cover with towel and let rise one hour or until doubled in size. Flour your hands, and divide the dough evenly into two rounds. Place on an oiled baking sheet that has been sprinkled with corn meal. *You can also put each of the rounds in a pie dish that has been oiled and sprinkled with corn meal. Let rise for another hour.
- Preheat oven to 425. Place bread in the oven and bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Remove bread and gently brush melted butter over the tops. Reduce oven heat to 375 and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Brush tops with a little more melted butter and a sprinkle of sea salt. Slice and enjoy warm!