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Hearty Peasant Bread

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1 Pinch
  Warm water 900 Milliliter (3 3/4 Cup)
  Active dry yeast 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Package)
  Rye flour 1 Kilogram (6 2/3 Cups)
  Sliced bacon 8 Ounce (225 Gram)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Shredded emmenthal cheese 220 Gram (1 3/4 Cup)
  Chopped almonds 100 Gram (1 Cup)
  Chopped parsley 3 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Stir sugar in;to warm water and sprinkle with yeast.
Let stand 5 minutes or until the surface is frothy.
Stir gently to moisten any dry particles remaining on top.
Place half the flour in a large bowl.
Add yeast liquid to flour with starter dough, combining to make a dough.
On a floured surface, knead dough until smooth.
Cover and let rise overnight at room temperature.
Lightly broil bacon.
Drain on paper towels; chop very finely.
Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
Mix bacon, salt, cheese, almonds, parsley and remaining flour into dough.
Knead until smooth.
Sprinkle baking sheets with flour.
Shape dough into 2 round loaves; place on floured baking sheets.
Brush tops of loaves with water and sprinkle with additional flour.,Using a sharp knife, mark tops with a crisscross pattern.
Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped on undersides.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Everyday

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