Simple French Bread

Another cold night led to the baking of this heart-warming bread.This is a must have in your pantry.
This bread is soft on the inside and so crispy on the outside.

  • 4 cups of water
  • 6 teaspoons (2 tablespoons) yeast
  • 5 1/2 cups of white flour
  • 6 teaspoons(2 tablespoons)salt

Mixing instructions:
  1. Mix in yeast and warm water
  2. Sift in flour and salt into the yeast mixture and knead
  3. Mixture should be very elastic and sticky

After kneading,before rising.
Cover dough with a towel and allow to rise.
The dough should double in size after rising.

After rising
With this dough it proves a bit difficult to shape, so I would suggest placing into a shaped loaf pan.
I let it rise for another minute or two in the pan before placing in the oven.

Baking instructions:
  • Preheat at 350⁰, place a baking pan of water in the oven during this process to create steam/moisture while your dough is rising.Remove pan prior to baking.
     The steaming method assists with creating a crisp crust for this french bread
  • Bake at 400⁰
  • This recipe makes 1 loaf - bake for 30mins

Pair with a cup of tea and a good movie.


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