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Easy Peasant Bread

by Laura

Now, I was in the mood the other day for homemade bread. I know, I must be crazy. I just talked about not using my oven to heat up my house during this hot July month. What can I say, I was craving fresh made bread. I decided to make the most easy bread recipes I have. I got this recipe for easy peasant bread from an old neighbor of mine, I think she said it was a Greek recipe. It really is a bread recipe for dummies, it would to hard to mess this one up.

Easy Peasant Bread | realmomkitchen.com

This bread does have a very rustic look to it. When you put this bread on the cookie sheet, you just place it on there in two blobs. This may not be the prettiest looking loaf of bread (probably where it gets it name), but it makes up for that in flavor. This recipe makes a delicious bread with a crusty outside and a yummy chewy center. SO GOOD for this bread freak. If you happen to have any leftovers, it also makes yummy garlic bread. Enjoy!

Here is what you need to make the

Easy Peasant Bread

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Easy Peasant Bread


  • 1 pkg dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Melted butter


  1. Place yeast, water, sugar, and salt in bowl and stir until dissolved. Add flour and stir until well blended. Do not knead. Cover and let rise until double in size (about 1 hour).
  2. Remove dough from bowl and place in 2 rounds on a greased cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Let rise an additional hour.
  3. Brush top on dough with melted butter and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 2 loaves.
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lucille January 9, 2017 - 8:20 am

did anyone ever make this in a loaf pan?????

gwen martin April 18, 2016 - 3:22 pm

I have made this bread dozens of times. It always comes out delicious. I thought I would try it making one in a loaf pan. Will let you know a how it turns out.

Shanna Myers June 13, 2014 - 12:40 pm

This bread is amazing and simple to make, I bake and sell what I bake and it’s getting to where I need 16 cups of flour at one time to make this 🙂 I do add rose petals and lavender and other flowers and herbs and everyone loves it. Thank you! 🙂

christen April 16, 2014 - 12:49 pm

This is a fabulous go to bread. Simple, easy and tastes great. My kids devoured it! I like it better than my bread machine loaves. It looks beautiful too, so it’s great for entertaining

Cindy V August 10, 2013 - 12:41 pm

This recipe is so great! My 10 year old son can and has made this bread completely by himself. He added garlic bread seasoning and some cheese…WOW, so good. Right now I am making it with cinnamon, brown sugar and walnuts…lazy man’s cinnamon bread.
Thanks for sharing this awesome, “go to” recipe.

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Faith W October 17, 2011 - 8:03 pm

This bread was beyond delicious! I felt like it was a little healthier than normal too because there was no oil in it. I was short on time so I only let it rise for 30 minutes each time and it still turned out delicious!

VV March 22, 2009 - 7:54 am

I made this this past week — the word yummy doesn’t do it justice. It was so awesome! And very easy to make too. Thanks!


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