Recipe by Heartsong
Yummy fast bread. We like it without taking all the time to rise. Try it.
Top Review by Maven in the Making
This was a great F-A-S-T recipe! It was a little more dense and moist than the store-bought French Bread but delicious and easy. I made half a recipe, rolled it up to one long, thin loaf and baked it as suggested - spraying it with water and baking it in the oven with a mug of water on the corner of the baking sheet. Thanks for posting this. I'll be making it again.
- 5 cups bread flour
- 2 tablespoons fast rise yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons kosher salt (less if you use regular salt)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups hot water (not more than 115 degrees)
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix water, yeast, and sugar.
- Then add salt, 4 cups flour, and oil.
- Add a little more flour if dough is not thick enough to turn out of bowl.
- Turn out on to 1 cup flour. Knead for 5 to 10 minutes until dough is elastic and smooth. Add more flour if needed.(It usually takes about 5 minutes until the dough is not so sticky when you press. I press my dough to flatten it some; turn it over; press a little;fold; press; repeat.So it's 1.Press 2.Turn Over 3.Press 4.Fold 5.Press 6.Turn.
- Divide into 2 to 4 loaves with a knife. Lay the sticky side down on a little flour to form a little round loaf. You can bake it just like that.
- If you want a sub roll, roll with a rolling pin into an oblong sheet and roll the sheet up into a loaf. Spray with water if you want crunchy bread. You can also put a mug of water into the oven to make your bread crunchy.
- Place on lightly floured cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.