Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Easy French Bread

Easy French Bread
Recipe from: hansenchristiancenter.
Image Credit:  Lisa

Easy French Bread

“Now bread… easy means that sooner rather than later I will be sitting down to a hot, fluffy piece and forgetting all about my inadequacies in the math and exercise realms. That’s why I think good cooking is the great equalizer. Awwww, the allure of home-baked bread. Here is a recipe for quick and easy French bread. It makes 1+1 loaves.” Lisa


½ cups Warm Water

2 packages (7g Packet) Dry Active Yeast

2 cups Very Hot Water

⅓ cups Oil

3 Tablespoons Sugar

1 Tablespoon Salt

6 cups All-purpose Flour


Combine the warm water and the dry active yeast.

Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the hot water, oil, sugar, salt and half of the flour.

Stir with a wooden spoon.

Add yeast mixture and stir.

Add the remaining flour and stir.

Leave spoon in the dough.

Let rest for 10 minutes.

Stir and let rest for 10 minutes again.

Repeat rest and stir process three more times (for a total of five times).

Divide dough in half.

Turn out one half on a floured surface.

Press out to a rectangle.

Roll up (like making cinnamon rolls) and place on a greased baking sheet.

Repeat with the other half.

Let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

With a sharp knife, make 3 diagonal slashes across each loaf. 

Brush with egg white.

Bake in a 400°F oven for 25-30 minutes.

Remove from the baking sheet to a cooling rack.

Bread is done when the thermometer reads 200°F.

Makes 2 loaves.

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