The bread came out very soft on the inside and thick chewy crust on the outside. However, I think 2 Tablespoons of salt is too much and my bread tasted too salty. I would reduce it to 1 Tablespoon the next time. This recipe makes a lot of bread.
This makes a lovely loaf of bread. Thank you so much.
Exquisite. Of course, I altered it some since I didn't have gluten flour (just regular), and I did use nonfat yogurt, but it was wonderful. Will be making it again for a French dinner.
This bread is amazing. I tried it today and I am very pleased with the results. The crust, texture and flavor are excellent, and it has a perfect color too, thanks echo echo, for the recipe. I will definitely be making this again.
OK, color me perverse - couldn't help it - I (hmmm, huh, err) used the DREADED bread machine to mix the dough! Turned out great! Had to dribble in a bit buttermilk when "ole reliable" sounded like she was straining a bit. Dough had to be dumped out after first mixing & second knead by hand as it was billowing out of the machine an hour into the dough cycle! This recipe turned out a fantastic chewy slightly sour loaf with a slightly crispy crust. One whole loaf (of the 2 made) was devoured at dinner - leftovers are soaking for overnight French Toast. Second loaf is gonna make awesome sandwiches. Will be using this recipe many times - using the...well you know! LOL! Thanks for the great recipe, echo echo!
At last... a french style bread recipe that packs some real flavor. I love the softer texture -- is that from the yogourt? -- especially as I like to use whole wheat flour in my bread. I will definitely be making this again, especially as soup season is beginning.
Very nice recipe. I learned a new technique from you about letting the bread rise twice BEFORE shaping into loaves. I wondered if it would rise again while baking and it did. Nice texture and crust. I used King Arthur bread flour and the yogurt which added a nice tang. DH loved this! Thanks for sharing!
This is really good! I used nonfat yogurt for a more sour flavor like you suggested and Im glad I did! I had some trouble with the dough but it worked itself out. I will be making this again! Thanks for posting!
Excellent French Bread. Crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. I used unbleached all-purpose flour and the full 7 cups of flour and the low fat yogurt. I made a fantastic loaf of french bread and about 10 french bread dinner rolls. I baked the loaf for about 40 minutes, let the rolls rise a third time (about an hour) and baked them for about 25-30 minutes. Thanks so much for a great recipe.
Love this recipe. I use fat-free yogurt for the extra sour. I've made it three times and it is getting better every time (I'm a novice with bread making). I have found that cutting it into loaves BEFORE the last rise makes mine fluffier. Thanks! I'm always looking for recipes that are NOT for a bread machine!!!