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Homemade French Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barb Loftness

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 1/2 cups white bread flour
2-4 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp (rounded) saf-instant yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp oil
2 Cups warm water

Directions:
Directions:
1. Mix dry ingredients. Add oil and water. Mix for 1 minute and then check the consistency of the dough. The dough should be very sticky. If it is too dry, add more water.

2. Mix for 5 minutes. (Do not add any more flour after the dough has finished mixing).

3. Spray kneading surface with cooking spray and turn dough out onto surface. Knead dough briefly until it has a smooth even consistency (this will only take several turns of the dough to accomplish).

4. Divide dough into 2 pieces (or more if you wish to have smaller loaves) and shape loaves into desired shapes and place on greased baking sheets. Cover with a large dish towel and let rise for 25 minutes.

5. While loaves are rising, preheat oven to 350 degrees. When loaves are ready to go into the oven, use a sharp knife (you can lightly spray the knife with cooking spray to prevent dragging) to make several slashes in the top. Make each cut about 1/4 inch deep at a 30 degree angle. Bake loaves for 35 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 loaves
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour

 

 

 

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