10.20.2012

Easy French Bread


ok, I got to admit, I totally judged this recipe by its recipe card. I mean, common. look at it.
It doesn't look very trust worthy- does it? I don't know. but it scared me.

but then, I was making my cheese soup, and I realized- as I always do- I forgot to get the delicious bakery french bread to go with my soup when I was at the store. So I'm scrambling. I really don't feel like making bread.

I got out the stuff to make my easy breadsticks, but didn't feel super breadsticky that night. 

I remembered my mom's text- and feeling a little daring, ok, maybe it was laziness. the thought of not having to roll and dip breadsticks in butter made me happy. I pulled out my phone and read the recipe card my mom gave me for this french bread.
It looked simple enough. and if it didn't turn out- so what? I was out some flour. right?

I made it and it WAS easy. and it WAS good. I made two loafs. (the recipe makes 2 loaves)
night one- we ate it with the broccoli cheese soup.

2 nights later I pulled out loaf 2, sliced it up and served it along side this creamy white chili. 

perfect right. ? right. love that.

Easy French Bread
Ingredients
3 cups warm water
2 T yeast
2 T sugar
3 tsp salt
4-6 cups flour
1-2 T melted butter
Instructions
in a large mixing bowl (I use my kitchen aid) dissolve yeast into water. Let sit for a few minutes till bubble.
(if it doesn't bubble you have bad yeast. I'm so sorry)
add salt, sugar and start mixer.
slowly mix in the 4 cups of flour.
once smooth add 1/2-2 more cups. (I did end up using about 2 cups more)
knead till smooth and elastic
cover and let rise (I was in a hurry so I only did about 10 minutes)
divide into two loaves. pinch ends together and score.
Let rise. (I did about 20 minutes here- or doubled in size)
place on greased cookie sheet.
bake at 400 for 25 minutes or until done
Brush top with melted butter and serve hot!


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5 comments:

  1. I've made this twice this week for dinner (I cut the recipe in half each time for 1 loaf). The first time I used reg flour and the second time I used bread flour. It does make a difference but either way this bread is totally yummy!! Really easy too! Thanks! :)

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  2. Turned out FANTASTIC!!! Thanks!!

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