WOW! This bread was simple and awesome! My GF was wanting some bread but it is too cold and rainy to go out so I said I'd make some. My old recipe called for 3.5 hours and that was just too long! I saw this recipe, and thought we'd give it a try. I did end up adding about 1/2 cup more flour because my dough was too sticky after mixing. Then, I didn't have bread pans so after punching it down and dividing it, I just placed the loaves on a jelly pan diagonally. I baked at the prescribed time and temperature, and all the while the fresh bread aroma was wafting through the house. The crust was softened with water and a towel, cut, buttered, and then woofed down! This bread was perfect and better yet, my GF was happy so that meant I was happy! 5 Stars :o)
I love this recipe. I made it for our dinner on Saturday. I used half Whole wheat & & white flour and used 1 1/2 teaspoons of Splenda white and brown sugar substitute. I like to bake in the new silicone pans and baked this bread in 6 small loaves. They were ready in 30 mins. We stored them in zip lock bags in the fridge. Thanks for a quick and tasty bread recipe! Kathy M.
Excellent bread recipe! Thank you for the softening of the crust tips also. My family and I love it! This is the first recipe I have followed and came out with a loaf of soft, delicious sandwich bread. Not an overbearing yeast flavor, just like you said. So happy right now.
Easy and fast. I exchanger 2cups white flour for 2 cups whole wheat. Also added 12 cup flax seed and 12 cup sunflower or seeds. It's a nice moist bread that seems to lend itself, easily to slight alterations in flour type and additions of nuts, seeds or even dried fruit.
Made a ham & cheese roll-up with one half and cinnamon raisin with the other. Tasty!
This is a wonderful recipe! I added grated parmesan and rosemary to one half of the batch and parmesan and jalapenos to the other. It turned out beautiful and delicious. Thanks for sharing!
I've been using this recipe for over 2 years and LOVE IT! I have altered the flour amount so I could make it using some rye flour and added gluten to ensure it would be light and it is perfection plus. My grandkids love Grandma's homemade bread. Thank you for sharing this great bread recipe with us.
Just took this out of the oven and didn't even let it cool before cutting into it. I used the recipe but didn't follow the procedure listed. I used a food processor; pulsed flour (4 cups), sugar, salt and yeast for 15/20 seconds, then with the processor running; poured in the water & oil (olive) until well mixed approx. 1min. The dough was wet so as directed added the add'l flour with the processor running. Processed until dough started to pull away from sides of bowl approx. 2 or 3 mins. Removed from bowl & kneaded for the full 5 minutes. Let it rise for 30 mins. Punched down and divided dough but rolled each into a 8X12 rectangle. Rolled each rectangle into a baguette. Placed on a parchment lined 13X17X1 pan. Covered with plastic wrap and let rise for 15 mins. Basted dough with water before placing on middle rack of oven with a pan of water on the bottom oven rack. Also sprayed sides of the oven with water. Baked for 38 mins. Didn't water & wrap as we love a crisp crust like french bread. This is a very fast and great tasting bread. Will make again adding different ingredients such as Parmesan cheese, garlic, black olives. Maybe cheddar cheese &/or onions....OH..........the possibilities are endless!!! THANKS for a fast & delicious recipe.
My dough turned out sticky as well, so I added flour until dough became pliable. My bread didn't rise at first. However, that may have been my error and not the recipe. After placing the dough on a warm oven and placing a moist cloth over the pan, the dough began to rise. After following the baking instructions, the bread came out perfect!
this recipe violates the 5 parts flour to 3 parts water golden ratio. I tried it anyway and sure enough needed to add another cup of water, there was too much flour clumping around without the extra cup of water. That's the only reason 3 stars. I need to understand why this can do with less water.