When I tell you that, if forced, I had to pick one and only one recipe to share with you that this — my mother’s peasant bread — would be it, I am serious. I would almost in fact be OK ending the blog after this very post, retiring altogether from the wonderful world of food blogging, resting assured that you all had this knowledge at hand. This bread might just change your life.
- 4 cups (510 g | 1 lb. 2 oz) all-purpose flour* (do not use bleached all-purpose)
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 cups lukewarm water**
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons active-dry yeast***
- room temperature butter, about 2 tablespoons