This is the best French bread recipe I've used - and the Saran Wrap trick is pure genius. It's 1000% easier, however, once you get a stand mixer.
I have made several French bread recipes over the years and when I bought the bread pans a couple of weeks ago, I too got this recipe. This is a keeper! When I read the recipe and saw that I was to use a dish towel, I thought to myself, "no way that is going to work". I used plastic wrap (2 pieces) sprayed with Pam. It was beautiful and so flavorful.
I`ve had these pans for years and their very handy! We loved the bread and I put it into my favorites to make again. It only took 25 min. in my oven, I also think that the bread shouldn`t be left in the pan too long after baking because the bottom gets a little damp.I also did like Carmen did and didn`t use the floured dish towel method. I will definitely make again, thanks for posting!
This is the BEST recipe for bread I've ever baked. I don't follow the whole instructions anymore as I almost messed up the first time. So I skip that part... I just place the loaves just shaped, onto the special baking tray and let them rise there for 15 additional minutes. Then continue as the recipe says.
Thank you for posting the recipe, I threw away the recipe having only copied it halfway through.
Bread stuck to the flour sack even though I floured it. Had to throw the whole thing out and start over.
The best bread!!!!!! A lot of work but well worth it!!!!!!!
The recipe is not complete.There are no baking instruction etc.