Be very careful this recipe broke my kitchenaid! Very expensive bread :(
I had not made bread before, but was recently put on a low salt diet and was horrified at how much sodium is in commercial bread. So I started looking for a recipe to make my own bread. I made this recipe twice and the only change I made to the recipe was that I cut the salt to one teaspoon instead of three. Both times this bread had turned out wonderfully! It is easy to make (I have had my Kitchenaid mixer for 16 years and never tried to make bread before!), it made beautiful loaves, and tastes really good. Especially good toasted. I wrapped one loaf and put it in the freezer for another day. Thanks for the recipe and for the detailed instructions. Perfect for a novice bread maker.
I wanted a quick but tasty french bread recipe to make with our spaghetti dinner, and this was awesome! As others have said, you can't go wrong with a Kittencal recipe!
Such an easy recipe and so good. I just made 16 loaves for a charity fundraiser dinner. I followed the recipe exactly.
You can always count on Kittencal's recipes to be great.
OMG! This was the best recipe ever. Just finished cleaning up after New Year's Day dinner and this french bread was the rave! The recipe was so easy to follow and it came out perfect. I just broke my first New Year's resolution. I am not giving up bread! Thanks for posting this recipe.
Wow--I DID IT! Thanks KittenCal! I've been trying to make french bread for a few months now. I received a Kitchen aid for Christmas & had to try this recipe out right away. I was soo excited that it worked. We finished off the first loaf in minutes. :)
Thanks for sharing- I love all your recipes!
Who knew I could make French Bread - thanks for another great recipe!
Thank you Kittencal for such a fantastic recipe. Bread baking has always been frustrating for me but finally- SUCCESS! Following your directions to a T was the secret. The loaves turned out so beautiful - I was tempted to take them on a tour of friends houses to show them off. The family inhaled them before they could even cool so the bread parade will have to wait until next time! Thank you for a real keeper.
I have been making bread since I was a newlywed, which was now almost 33 year ago. OMG, just took these two loaves out of the oven, this is the best french bread I've ever made. Followed the directions, except I did end up adding just a touch more warm waters into the mixer. The crust is perfection. This will now be the only french bread recipe I will ever make. Loved it, oh and DH feels the same. We stopped at two pieces, but it was calling us for more!
I'm confused on the yeast qty. in the ingredients list ?? Two packets = 4 1/2 tsp (from yeast in a jar) which is what I used. This was the best dough results I've ever had. Bread is great (the crust is soft, not crunchy as I preferred) Next time might spray with water and up the heat a little to see if that works. It made 2 very long loaves. Family loves it. Thanks Kit for another wonderful recipe; I appreciate your instructions especially for the KA mixer!!