Monday, October 13, 2008

Hot, Crusty French Bread

The other day I was looking for a recipe for a fast and EASY french bread recipe and found the perfect one! I found this recipe at Chickens in the Road. This recipe is very easy and the bread tastes GREAT!

Hot, Crusty French Bread

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package yeast (rapid-rise recommended)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • salt to taste (~3/4 teaspoon)

Directions: In a large bowl, combine water with yeast and salt. Let sit for five minutes. Stir in flour until the dough is stiff enough to knead. (Add flour a little at a time. Three cups flour is approximate; exact amount may vary.) Knead dough until smooth and elastic–a few minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl; cover. Let rise until doubled. Form dough into a french-style loaf and place on greased baking sheet. (Dust baking sheet with cornmeal first if desired.) Place immediately in oven (unpreheated!)–bread will rise as oven heats up. Set oven at 375-degrees. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Makes one loaf. Recipe can be doubled, tripled, and so on.

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8 comments:

  1. This look wonderful and sounds pretty easy. The muffins look great too! Thanks for checking out my blog. You've got some great food going on here, I will definitely be back to check it out!

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  2. I can almost smell that bread - looks great!

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  3. I love homemade french bread. I've got to make some soon.

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  4. This bread wouldn't last very long in my kitchen...looks delicious!!

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  5. There's nothing better than a great loaf of homemade bread. Yours looks great!

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  6. I love fresh baked bread. There is nothing better!!

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  7. I will need to try this recipe out next time I have spaghetti. Looks good.

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