Embracing the Rustic Charm: My Journey with ‘Farmer Bread’

Hello, dear readers! Today, I want to share with you a culinary gem that has become a staple in my kitchen – ‘Farmer Bread’. This hearty, rustic bread, with its delightful crust and tender crumb, has been a constant companion in my meals, adding a touch of simplicity and wholesomeness. Join me as we delve into the history, baking tips, and serving suggestions for this humble yet versatile bread.

Farmer Bread Recipe

German Bauernbrot Recipe: Farmer's Bread

Farmer Bred

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 5 people
Calories 360 kcal


  • 1 furnace


  • 500 grammes farmer boerenbruin
  • 100 grammes flowerflower flower
  • 260 ml. water
  • 25 grammes meelverbteraar
  • 10 grammes salt
  • 10 grammes sugar
  • 10 grammes dry leaven
  • 2 eetlepels of olive oil



  • All ingredients knead 10 minutes


  • 30 a 40 minutes under dry a screen.


  • The paste marks plat and convex it
  • Convex 10 minutes let the paste rest
  • It makes the paste elongated and leg in the greased bakvorm


  • 30 a 40 minutes under dry a screen

To bake:

  • 25 minutes a furnace of 195°C, preheated in


Keyword farmer boerenbruin, flowerflower flower

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‘Farmer Bread’, or ‘Bauernbrot’ as it’s known in Germany, is a type of rye bread that is popular in many European countries. It’s characterized by its dense texture, robust flavor, and thick crust, making it a hearty accompaniment to any meal. The bread’s simplicity reflects the frugality and practicality of farm life, where every ingredient was valued and nothing was wasted.

Cooking Tips

  • Use a mixture of rye and wheat flour for a balanced flavor and texture.
  • Allow your dough plenty of time to rise. This will result in a lighter, airier loaf.
  • For a darker, richer crust, consider brushing your loaf with a mixture of coffee and molasses before baking.
  • Don’t be afraid to knead your dough thoroughly. This develops the gluten and gives your bread its structure.
  • Remember, patience is key when baking bread. Rushing the process can lead to a dense, heavy loaf.

Serving Suggestions

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  • Serve your ‘Farmer Bread’ fresh from the oven, slathered with butter or a drizzle of honey.
  • Pair it with a hearty soup or stew for a comforting, filling meal.
  • Use thick slices of ‘Farmer Bread’ for a robust sandwich, filled with your favorite cold cuts and cheeses.
  • Toast slices of the bread and serve with a selection of jams and preserves for a simple yet satisfying breakfast.
  • For a traditional German experience, serve your ‘Farmer Bread’ with some ‘Wurst’ (sausage) and pickles.


  • Q: Can I use all-purpose flour instead of rye? A: Yes, but it will alter the flavor and texture of the bread. For an authentic ‘Farmer Bread’, rye is recommended.
  • Q: My bread didn’t rise properly. What went wrong? A: There could be several reasons, including old yeast, insufficient rising time, or a too-cold environment.
  • Q: Can I add seeds to my ‘Farmer Bread’? A: Absolutely! Sunflower seeds, flax seeds, or caraway seeds can add a delightful crunch and flavor.
  • Q: How should I store my ‘Farmer Bread’? A: Store it in a bread box or wrapped in a cloth at room temperature. Avoid plastic bags as they can make the bread soggy.
  • Q: Can I freeze ‘Farmer Bread’? A: Yes, this bread freezes well. Slice it before freezing for easy thawing.

My experience with ‘Farmer Bread’ has been a heartwarming journey of simplicity, tradition, and rustic charm. This bread, with its humble origins and hearty character, serves as a reminder of the simple pleasures in life. As you bake your own ‘Farmer Bread’, I hope it brings a touch of warmth and comfort to your table. Happy baking, and here’s to the joy of homemade bread!

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