This is the time for Tessa’s French Peasant Bread. Guess what the weather forecast is for the weekend?If you said SNOW, you’re a winner. Heavy sigh. Last week, we went to Southern Utah for baseball.
Sun. I remember you. Warm. Blue skies. Sunscreen. No boots.
Then Monday came, reality along with it. Back to the North.
Snowy day= The perfect time to bake bread.
If you are a lifer on A Bountiful Kitchen, you know I love my friend Tessa. And I love her cooking. Tessa brought this recipe to a dinner party at Christmas and I fell in love. So simple. No kneading. No mixer required. Makes two loaves.Perfect for sharing on a cold winter day.
Tessa's French Peasant Bread
- 1 pkg dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 cups flour
- melted butter
Place yeast, water, sugar and salt in warm water and stir until dissolved. Add flour and stir until blended. Do not knead.
Cover and let rise for one hour or doubled in size. Flour or grease hands and remove dough from bowl and place in 2 rounds on oiled cookie sheet ( or parchment paper ) sprinkled with corn meal. Let rise and additional hour. Brush top with melted butter.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and cook an additional 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and brush again with butter.