Delicious Homemade Pepper Bread Recipe

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Delicious Homemade Pepper Bread Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
120 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 21, 2023

Pepper bread is a delectable bread recipe that combines the flavors of freshly ground black pepper with the softness of homemade bread. This recipe yields a loaf with a crispy crust and a tender, pillowy interior. The black pepper adds a subtle heat that pairs perfectly with butter or your favorite spread. This easy-to-follow recipe requires minimal ingredients and preparation time, making it ideal for any occasion. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a beginner, this pepper bread recipe is guaranteed to delight your taste buds.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Stir until the yeast dissolves and let it sit for about 5 minutes or until it becomes frothy.
  2. Add olive oil, salt, and half of the freshly ground black pepper to the yeast mixture. Mix well.
  3. Gradually add the flour, one cup at a time, while continuously stirring. Once the dough starts to come together, transfer it to a floured surface and knead for about 5-7 minutes, or until the dough is soft and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with a clean kitchen towel. Allow it to rise in a warm spot for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Punch down the dough to release any air bubbles and shape it into a loaf. Sprinkle the remaining black pepper on top of the loaf and press it gently to adhere.
  6. Transfer the loaf onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  7. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Black pepper has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties and is known to aid digestion and relieve cold symptoms.
  • Pepper bread can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a wide range of spreads, such as butter, cream cheese, or even avocado.
  • This bread is a great option for those who enjoy a subtle spicy kick without overwhelming heat.