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Thick Crust Peasant Bread

| Updated Aug 27, 2016

This bread is simple and so tasty with a cheese platter or a bowl of soup.

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6  1/2 cups flour (all purpose)

1 package yeast

1 tablespoon sugar

1  1/2 tablespoons table salt

2 1/4 cups warm water


In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix in sugar and salt.  Add flour, 1 cup at a time to the liquid mixture to form a dough, then turn the dough out onto a floured board to complete adding the remainder of the flour (1 cup at a time). Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes.  Grease inside of a large bowl, add dough and cover with plastic wrap or a clean tea (dish) towel. Place bowl in a warm place until doubled in size (60-90 minutes). Punch dough down. Pour dough onto a floured board.  Divide dough  into 2 balls. Cut an “X” into the top of each loaf and place the loaves onto a cookie sheet that has been sprinkled with some cornmeal (to keep the loaves from sticking to the pan). Brush the loaves with water. Let the dough rest 5 minutes then place in a COLD oven. Set temperature to 400 degrees.  Place a small pan of boiling water in the bottom of the oven.  Bake the bread for approximately 45 minutes or until golden brown.  Tastes best served warm.



Mike Wendland

Published on 2016-08-27

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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