"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Ranch French Bread Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Ranch French Bread, by , is from Favorite Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Karen Maloney
Added: Friday, January 18, 2008


2 pkg (1/4 oz. each) active dry yeast
1/2 c. warm water ( 110 to 115 degrees)
1/2 c. sugar, divided
2 c. warm buttermilk (110 to 115 degrees)
1/2 c. butter, softened
3 eggs
1 to 2 envelopes original ranch salad dressing mix
2 tsp. salt
8 to 9 c. all-purpose flour
additional butter, melter

In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tsp. sugar; let stand for 5 min. Add buttermilk, butter, eggs, ranch dressing mix, salt, 4 cups flour and remaining sugar; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 min. Place in a greased bow, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, abour 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into fourths.Roll each portion into a 14x12 inch rectangle. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams to seal and tuck ends under. Place seam side down on two greased baking sheets. With a sharpe knife, make five shallow slashes across the top of each loaf. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 min.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!