Wednesday, April 10, 2013

French Bread

Ooh La La, French Bread Oui?
 Not just bread.  But fresh baked French Bread.
Fresh from the oven, warm, crusty on the outside and soft inside, glorious French Bread.
A French Bread or Baguette to devour. 
2 1/2 Cups warm water (110-115 degrees F)
3 packages of Rapid Rise Yeast
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons canola oil
5 1/2 -6 cups all purpose flour
 Add yeast over the 2 1/2 cups of water and then sprinkle the sugar over the water .  Let rest for five minutes until you see the yeast bubbles on top of mixture.

 Stir in the salt, oil, and flour.
Knead the dough for a 3-5 minutes until it is smooth and pulls away from the bowl.
 Cover bowl with a warm damp towel and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.

Roll the dough out into a rectangle.
Roll up, tuck ends under and place on greased baking pan.

Score the tops with a knife.  Allow to rest and rise 15 minutes.

 Bake @ 375 degrees Fahrenheit for  30-35 minutes until golden brown.Butter the tops when fresh from oven.
I put a pan of water in the oven under my baking bread for a crisper crust.  Let bread cool before slicing.

Amazing bread in an hour and a half, from bowl to table!


  1. Can we say "yum"? I think I need to try this. My mouth is watering....

  2. Cecilia the baking bread aroma is amazing : )

  3. this looks so yummy! i love making fresh bread, so i might have to give this a try!

  4. My mouth is literally watering. Fresh French bread is one of my most favorite things in the world. It looks fabulous.

  5. Ahhh...the aroma of baking bread Bethany. Love it. Congrats on your expected bundle of joy!