Peasant Bread

This no knead bread or simple bread I call would easily become your favorite everyday bread!!
Its so easy to make that even a 5 year old can make it ( adult supervision needed 😆 ). This bread recipe does not require any special flour or equipment, just some time to rise and you are good to go.
You would be proud to serve this simple bread to your guests. In just 2 hours it can be served from scratch to the table 🥰
No complicated method or steps, just mix, let it rest and bake.

As much as I enjoy making this bread, my family and me equally love eating it...I hope you guys like it too😊

Lets get started!


1. I have used bread flour in this recipe. You can switch it with all purpose flour or whole wheat flour or use half and half.

2. If using whole wheat flour the texture of the bread is going to be dense.

3. If using active dry yeast, bloom it in warm water and then make the dough.

4. This bread can be stored at room temperature for a week covered in a cling foil.

5. Its a no knead bread so do not knead.

6. The dough should always look runny and soft, do not make a stiff dough.
7. You can also reduce the ingredients to half if making one loaf only.

8. When measuring the flour, level it up. It should be just till the rim.


  • 4 cups bread flour / all purpose flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 packet instant rapid rise yeast (2 1/2 tsp)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp regular cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter / olive oil ( for greasing the bowls )
  • 2 pyrex bowls ( 1 liter ones for baking )

1. In a large deep bowl combine flour, salt, sugar and instant yeast. Give it a mix.

2. Add 2 cups warm water. Combine everything using a spatula (do not knead).
The mixture should look loose and lumpy.

3. Let it rise in a warm place for 60 min.

4. After the dough has risen, using 2 forks or a spatula fold the dough inwards. See the video below.

5. Divide the dough into 2 parts and place them in nicely greased 2 bowls (1 Liter, the smallest Pyrex bowl in the set of 3.).  The bowls should be greased very well for a crispier crust.

6. Let it rise for another 30 min, till it reaches the rims of the bowl. Mine rose a little too much!

7. Bake at 425F / 218C for the first 15 min then reduce to 375F / 190C  and bake for another 15-20 min.

8. After baked, apply butter on top for a softer crust ( optional ) and cover with a kitchen towel for about 15 minutes or longer if you want. Then, invert the bowls to take the breads out. The bread will slide out easily because of the greased bowls.

9. Slice and enjoy this super easy and tasty bread.

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