Easy Peasant Bread
Real Mom Kitchen by Laura Powell page 35
1 package dry yeast
2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
Combine yeast, water, sugar and salt in a large bowl and stir until dissolved, I use my Kitchenaid mixer here, mostly because of laziness, but also because it makes life easier and I can just cover the bowl with it's lid when it's time to let it rise.
After the ingredients are dissolved, add the flour. With this recipe you just add the 4 cups and don't worry about it, it works out great! Stir the flour in, until combined and there's no need to knead the dough.
Cover the mixture and allow to rise for about an hour, or until the dough is double in size.
When the hour's about up, preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Brush the loaves with melted butter. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375 and bake for 15 more minutes. Serve warm.