Best Easiest No Knead Peasant Bread

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If you have ever wanted to make bread at home, this simple bread recipe will show you the easiest way how. While many rustic artisan bread recipes are baked in specialized pans like loaf or baguette pans, this easy bread recipe is baked in an oven proof bowl, which gives the bread a round shape as opposed to a loaf shape. Pyrex oven proof bowls are the perfect choice because they are multipurpose, you can use them for both mixing and baking, and they are fantastic for storage because they come with an accompanying lid. If you don’t have an oven proof bowl, however, and don’t want to fork out the money on one, you can also use a round casserole dish or dutch oven for that gorgeous round shape.

The fermented taste in oven baked bread comes from allowing yeast to ferment over a few hours. It can be a challenge to buy yeast, because there are several different kinds, from active dry yeast to quick rise yeast. Fleishmann yeast is a common brand which has both types available in jars or strips of three packets. Often a recipe may call for one package of yeast, which contains two and a quarter teaspoons, but if you plan to do a lot of bread making at home, it is best to purchase the jar. Both dry active and instant yeasts can be used interchangeably, but there are some differences in how you use them. In fleischmann active dry yeast bread recipes, you have to dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water before adding to your dough, which activates the yeast and allows it to be incorporated into the dough sufficiently. Instant yeast recipes, on the other hand, require that you add the yeast directly to the dry ingredients and don’t require dissolving in any fluid. Yeast baking is easy, once you know how, but it’s important to keep in mind a few key tips; yeast activates best with lukewarm water, between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, because if it’s too hot, it will kill the yeast and lead your dough not to rise. Also, be sure to add the sugar and salt separate to the yeast, because direct contact with either can also kill your yeast.

This peasant bread recipe is low in cholesterol, low in sugar, high in selenium and also high in thiamin, an important B Vitamin. Simple bread recipes, like this best easiest no knead peasant bread recipe, are the best because they require hardly any mixing or kneading. Mary has hit a home run with this crusty bread recipe because the flavour is buttery and the outside crust is crisp. For even more easy bread making recipes, check out Sweet Little Bluebird recipe blog, where she also has an excellent bagel recipe, and if that doesn’t strike your fancy, look at her baked goods for things like cake recipes, muffin recipes, and cookie recipes.**

Nutrition Facts of the Best Easiest Peasant Bread Ever
Ingredients: All purpose flour, kosher salt, water, sugar, active dry yeast, butter.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings *Per serving: Calories 130, Calories from Fat 16, Total Fat 1.8g 3%, Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%, Cholesterol 4mg 1%, Sodium 303mg 13%, Potassium 44mg 1%, Carbohydrates 24.5g 8%, Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%, Sugars 0.6g, Protein 3.4g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 8%

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