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Straightforward Peasant Bread Recipe- Oh Candy Basil

With this simple herbed peasant bread recipe, contemporary do-it-yourself bread has by no means been simpler! It’s golden and crispy on the skin and gentle and tender on the within. Additionally it is tremendous versatile and executed in a only a few hours.

A number of of my pals make peasant bread each Sunday, and if you’ve received three pals who don’t know one another however are all doing the identical factor, it’s excessive time to attempt it.

We baked it final Sunday for the primary time and we’re completely bought. It’s so easy (you make all of it in ONE bowl) and so fluffy, and I really like that I can begin it after church and it’s able to bake for dinner. It additionally scores main bonus factors for being a no-knead bread dough! You’re going to adore it!

a photo of a loaf of baked peasant bread that has been sliced in half with a couple more slices of bread leaning against it and they are all sitting on a wooden cutting board.


The components for peasant bread are easy and sure issues that you’ll have available already. We love including the contemporary herbs for additional taste. You possibly can experiment along with your favourite mixture of herbs or miss the herbs altogether. Here’s what you will want:

  • Flour – simply common all goal flour works nice, or you need to use bread flour
  • Kosher Salt – provides taste
  • Heat Water – the perfect temperature of water for activating yeast is 105-115 levels F
  • Sugar – feeds the yeast so it might correctly activate
  • Prompt Yeast – I’ve discovered that on the spot yeast works finest slightly than energetic dry yeast
  • Rosemary – contemporary is most well-liked, minced positive
  • Thyme – contemporary is finest, however if you wish to use dried, simply add a few pinches
  • Parsley – contemporary, and finely chopped
  • Butter – used for greasing the bowls that the bread will bake in, and when the bread is contemporary out of the oven, brush the highest with melted butter (or olive oil)
  • Flaked Sea Salt – we love sprinkling just a little salt on prime for additional taste

The measurements for every ingredient might be discovered within the recipe card on the finish of this submit.

a photo of a someone scooping up some short rib ragu onto a piece of herbed peasant bread.


I’m going to stroll you thru the steps of creating this bread in order that what to anticipate alongside the way in which and so that you get completely golden tender bread each time! Listed below are the fundamental steps (the whole directions might be discovered within the recipe card on the finish of the submit):

  1. Dry components – mix all of the dry components in a big bowl and stir every part collectively
  2. Moist components – add the water to the dry components and all of the herbs and blend till simply mixed, you don’t wish to overmix — NO KNEADING!! Yahoo!
  3. Rise – cowl the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a heat spot and permit it to rise for no less than an hour (see part under for extra data on proofing bread dough)
  4. Bake – preheat the oven and grease two oven-safe bowls, then use two forks to divide the dough in half (the dough can be very moist, virtually like a thick cake batter). Place half the dough in every bowl and bake.
  5. End – brush the highest of the baked bread with olive oil or melted butter and sprinkle with salt

a photo of a golden baked loaf of herbed peasant bread that has been sliced into with a couple of slices sitting next to half of the loaf.

How you can Proof Bread Dough

Yeast wants a heat surroundings to do it’s job successfully. My home tends to be just a little chilly within the kitchen space (particularly within the winter), so I at all times put my bread dough in my laundry room and run the dryer to heat up the room. 

Another choice can be to preheat your oven to 170 levels Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes. Then flip your oven off and stick your coated bowl into the oven with the oven door cracked open. Let it elevate for no less than an hour.

Can the Bread Be Baked in Bread Pans?

Sure! Baking these in bread pans works nice! Break up it between two bread pans. Baking time will stay the identical.

You can additionally bake the dough in muffin tins to make dinner rolls. You solely must bake these for about 18-20 minutes.


a photo of a loaf of baked peasant bread that has been sliced in half with a couple more slices of bread leaning against it and they are all sitting on a wooden cutting board.

How you can Retailer Peasant Bread

This peasant bread recipe will hold at room temperature in a ziploc bag for 3-4 days. In order for you it to last more, you’ll be able to hold it within the fridge or freeze it. Simply make certain it’s wrapped totally. It can hold within the freezer for as much as 3 months.

Leftover herbed peasant bread makes nice toast the following day too. Toast it and unfold just a little butter on it…perfection!

It’s my private opinion {that a} scrumptious do-it-yourself bread goes with each meal as a result of carbs are heaven! Listed below are few concepts of what to serve this peasant bread recipe with:


This peasant bread recipe is straightforward and scrumptious and like I mentioned, it goes with virtually any meal! It additionally makes nice bread for sandwiches or paninis. I can’t wait so that you can do that one!

Extra Straightforward BREAD RECIPES You’ll Love:

a photo of a loaf of golden baked peasant bread sitting on a wooden cutting board and two slices cut from the loaf so you can see the soft and tender center.

Straightforward Herbed Peasant Bread Recipe

  • 4 Cups All Goal Flour or bread flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Prompt Yeast
  • 2 Cups Heat Water
  • 2 teaspoons Rosemary freshly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme freshly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley freshly chopped
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Butter room temperature
  • Flaked Sea Salt if desired
  • In a big mixing bowl, stir collectively the flour, salt, sugar, and on the spot yeast.

  • Add the water and herbs after which combine till mixed.

  • Cowl your bowl with plastic wrap and put aside in a heat spot to rise for no less than an hour. (Preheat an oven to 170 for 10 min if your home is chilly. With the door cracked place the bowl in.)

  • Preheat the oven to 425. Grease two 1.5-qt oven-safe mixing bowls with a few tablespoon of softened butter every.

  • Use two forks to start scraping it from the edges of the bowl and folding it into and on prime of the dough to create a ball form.

  • Then, utilizing the forks, divide the dough into two equal parts. Place 1/2 of the dough within the first buttered bowl then repeat.

  • Enable to relaxation, uncovered for 30 min extra. Switch to the oven for 15, flip right down to 375 and bake 15 min extra.

  • Take away from the oven and brush with olive oil or melted butter and a sprinkle of flaked sea salt if desired.


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