Easy French Bread Recipe. This is my go to bread recipe.
The soft and chewy texture and with the crunchy crust makes this rich bread a hit every time.
French Bread
 Big baking season has begun. the winter always makes me want to make sweets and bread almost every cold day. Bread is a huge hit in our house. Toast is a daily event and it doesn’t take long for fresh bread to disappear. This Bread is super easy and doesn’t need a lot of attention.  You will love it! just give it a try!

French Bread
 This Crusty French Bread is easy and simple the instructions look long but they are just very detailed its really not that bad and this delicious bread recipe turns out great every time. Perfect accompaniment for a Holiday Meal, Soup, Sandwiches, or Breakfast. really its just good anytime at all.
Easy French Bread
Easy French Bread
1 packet of dry active yeast
1/2 cup of warm water
1 1/2 tbsp white sugar
2 cups of water
1 1/2 tbsp oil
2 tsp salt
6 cups of all-purpose flour
  1. Mix the yeast, 1/2 cup warm water and the white sugar together and then let sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add 2 cups water and oil and stir to mix
  3. Add 3 cups of the flour and salt. mix until well incorporated
  4. gradually add the remaining 3 cups of flour ( I add 1 cup at a time).
  5. using a stand mixer and a dough hook, knead dough for about 5 minutes (I use setting number 2 on my Kitchen Aid)
  6. This dough is a stickier dough than other bread dough’s so it will be stuck to the sides of the mixer and hook.
  7. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead in to a ball and cover with plastic wrap and let rise.
  8. leave the dough on the floured surface to rise.
  9. Every 15 minutes for the next hour, knead the dough a few times. (this gives the bread its chewiness)
  10. After every knead cover dough back up so that it doesn’t dry out.
  11. After the Hour. Divide the dough into 2 portions for big loaves or 4 smaller loaves.
  12. Roll each portion into a rectangle and roll it up like a cinnamon roll.
  13. take the two ends of each loaf and tuck them under the roll.
  14. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  15. Cut a few diagonal lines on the tops of each loaf about an inch deep.
  16. Brush loaves with a beaten egg, making sure to cover every bit of the loaf (whatever doesn’t get covered will not brown)
  17. Let Raise until double in size or about 30 minutes.
  18. Bake at 415 degrees for 15 mins, then turn the oven down to 375 degrees for about 18-20 minutes, turning half way through.

 

Chewy French Bread

 

Enjoy!! Xoxo

 


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