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    Homemade French Bread

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    3 hrs 20 mins

    3 hrs

    20 mins

    Slave to the Stove's Note:

    There really is no fat (oil, butter, etc.) in this recipe. This is a delicious bread, with a nice chewy texture. It was a big hit in our house. As far as yeast breads go, this one is fairly simple, with only 5 ingredients and minimal fuss.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    loaves

    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast or 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
    • 1 cup warm water
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 cups flour (approximately)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      1.In mixing bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
    2. 2
      2.Add salt and 1 cup of flour. Mix together vigorously with a whisk until smooth.
    3. 3
      3.Using a spoon stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a dough that is a little sticky, but stiff enough to work with.
    4. 4
      4.Knead for 5 minutes, adding flour as necessary. Dough should be smooth and elastic.
    5. 5
      5.Grease bowl, and return dough to bowl. Cover with towel. Allow to rise for approximately 1 hour, or until doubled in size. Let your dough rise in a warm place (70-75 degrees) and free from drafts.
    6. 6
      6.Punch down dough and divide into 2 equal portions. Form each half into a long baguette shape the length of your pan. I used a jelly roll sheet. I also twisted my loaves. (You could form into another shape if you’d like, but you may have to adjust baking time.).
    7. 7
      7.Cover with towel and let rise for approximately 30 minutes.
    8. 8
      8.Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 31, 2014

      55

      Wonderful texture and taste! Excellent, will be making again!

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    • on December 10, 2013

      55

      Absolutely delicious. :-)

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    • on October 18, 2013

      55

      My goodness this is wonderful bread! Nice firm crust and lovely soft and chewy inside. Delicious and easy - really loved this - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for My3Chefs 2013

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade French Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (640 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 721.5
     
    Calories from Fat 19
    71%
    Total Fat 2.1 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 1172.4 mg
    48%
    Total Carbohydrate 151.2 g
    50%
    Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
    25%
    Sugars 6.7 g
    27%
    Protein 21.1 g
    42%

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