Peasant Bread

I don’t know where I ever got this recipe but I’ve been making it for my family for years.  I like it that this bread doesn’t require any kneading and the texture of the bread is crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  When you eat a slice of this, you know you’re really EATING something!  It also make fabulous toast the morning after, if you’re lucky enough to have any left. 

2 cups warm water
2 tsp yeast
1 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
5 cups flour
1 tsp Italian seasoning

Add yeast, sugar, and salt to warm water and let rest for 1-2 minutes.  Place flour in a large mixing bowl; stir in yeast mixture; dough will be sticky.  Place dough into a greased bowl and cover bowl; let rise for 45 minutes.  Stir dough down and then divide in half; place each half in a mound on on two greased baking stones that have been sprinkled with a bit of corn meal, if possible.  Let dough rise for 20-25 minutes.  Bake in a preheated 425 degree F. oven for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 375 degree F. and bake 15-20 minutes longer.  Loaves will be crusty and chewy -and ever so delicious!

Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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