Thursday, September 2, 2010

French Peasant Bread

Everyone raves about this bread when they eat it hot out of the oven!!

1 package dry yeast
2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
4 cups flour
oil (for pan)
corn meal
melted butter

Place yeast, water, sugar, and salt in warm bowl and stir until dissolved. Add flour and stir until blended. Do not kneed. Cover and let rise one hour or until doubled in size. Flour hands, remove dough from the bowl and place in 2 rounds on an oiled cookie sheet sprinkle with corn meal. let rise an additional hour. brush the top with melted butter and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. reduce oven temp to 375 and cook and additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and brush again with butter. Serve warm.

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