Thursday, November 20, 2008

French Bread


French Bread is a really simple and delicious bread to make. I love it with spaghetti or lasagna or toasted with butter, cheese and garlic.

French Bread

Dissolve:
2 pkg. (2 Tbsp.) yeast in 1/2 c. warm water.

Combine:
2 c. hot water
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. salt
1/3 c. oil
3 c. flour

Stir well, then stir in yeast. Add 3 c. more flour and mix well. Leave spoon in batter (or leave it in your mixer) and let it rest for 10 minutes. Stir down. Repeat 5 times. (A total of 6 times). Knead lightly and divide into 2 parts . Roll up in oblong loaves. Let rise 30 minutes. Cut 3 diagonal slices into each top. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until nice and brown. (You can brush top with egg white for crustiness.)

We like the texture that letting it rest 10 minutes then stirring down gives it. We do it with our pizza dough also. Happy bread baking!

8 comments:

Kiwifruit said...

Yummmmmm. I'm going to ask my mom if we can make that sometime. It sounds good!
~Kiwifruit

Anonymous said...

That is one of my Favorite kind of Bread!
Make it more often!

Anonymous said...

keep posting!

Prairie Schooner Travelers said...

Great to see you baking in your new kitchen! Hope you found everything! Can almost smell the fragrance of fresh baked bread.

~Tori~ said...

This is great! Our family loves to cook (especially my sister!), so this will be a great blog to get some delicious recipes!

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! Hope you visit again soon! :)

I have posted a few recipes on my blog in the past. Since you enjoy recipes so much, maybe you would like to look at them. If you go into my archives on my blog, and click on 'Tori's Tasty Tuesdays', all of the recipes I have posted will come up. :)

Anonymous said...

OH MAN! IT IS GOOD!!!!!!

Dagmar said...

Tori- Thanks for visiting my blog! I will definitely check out your recipes! Thanks for the comment!

Kiwifruit said...

Merry Christmas to you,
Merry Christmas to you,
Merry Christmas, dear Dagmar,
Merry Christmas toooo Yooouuu!

Have a wonderful First Christmas In Your New House!
~Kiwi