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Peasant Bread

If you are looking for an easy bread recipe, this is it. Because there's no kneading involved, the bread is simple to make. A neighbor gave me this delicious recipe years ago after I had sampled the bread at her house.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Directions

  • Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and sugar. Add the yeast mixture and remaining water; stir until combined. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Stir dough down. Divide in half. Place each half in a greased 1-qt. round casserole or ovenproof bowl. Brush tops with butter and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Remove from pans; serve warm if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 64 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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