Stand Mixer Peasant Bread

No-knead rustic stand mixer peasant bread is ready in just a few hours. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions.
Prep Time1 hr 45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Bread, Peasant Bread, Rustic Bread
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 1 3/4 cup water 110 degree
  • 1 package yeast a light tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoons salt


  • In 1 3/4 cups of warm (110 degrees) water, dissolve 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 package of rapid rise yeast. What for some bubbles to prove the yeast is good.
  • Add the yeast mixture to a preheated stand mixer bowl. With the mixer on "2" slowly add 4 1/2 cups AP flour, 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, and 1 teaspoon salt. Allow the dough to mix for 10 minutes.
  • Move the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, form into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place in a warm spot for about 60 minutes until about tripled in size.sound.
  • "Preheat" a Dutch oven with hot water, then dry and lightly coat with oil and move the dough into it. Cover and place in a warm spot and allow to double in size — about 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees conventional.
  • Brush the top with some water. x
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes until internal temp of about 200, a nice crust, and a hollow


Pro Tips

  1. This is an "ugly" bread, but it makes up for that in taste and texture.
  2. It is not a strong dough, so you need to use a pan with high enough sides to contain it.
  3. You can change the proportions of different flours.
  4. Cooking time will vary by pan used and the thickness, so checking the internal temperature to determine the endpoint is a good idea.
  5. I like to use a Dutch oven, but other pans can be used. I usually use a six qt Dutch oven that will give about a 2-inch high loaf. A smaller pan will yield a thicker loaf but will take a bit longer to cook.
  6. The water on the crust will help crustiness.
  7. Good for 2-3 days, but this will mold fast due to no preservatives.
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Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg