I was in the mood the other day for homemade bread. I know, I must be crazy. I just talked about not using my oven to heat up my house during this hot July month. What can I say, I was craving fresh made bread. I decided to make the most easy bread recipes I have. I got this recipe from an old neighbor of mine, I think she said it was a Greek recipe. It really is a bread recipe for dummies, it would to hard to mess this one up.
This bread does have a very rustic look to it. When you put this bread on the cookie sheet , you just place it on there in two blobs. This may not be the prettiest looking loaf of bread (probably where it gets it name), but it makes up for that in flavor. This recipe makes a delicious bread with a crusty outside and a yummy chewy center. SO GOOD for this bread freak. If you happen to have any leftovers, it also makes yummy garlic bread. Enjoy!
- 1 pkg dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 4 cups flour
- Melted butter
- Place yeast, water, sugar, and salt in bowl and stir until dissolved. Add flour and stir until well blended. Do not knead. Cover and let rise until double in size (about 1 hour).
- Remove dough from bowl and place in 2 rounds on a greased cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Let rise an additional hour.
- Brush top on dough with melted butter and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 2 loaves.