By Dee514 on August 26, 2002
Photo by Chef #1802462310
Photo by Chef #1802462310
"This recipe makes a rather good French loaf. Since it uses "rapid rise" yeast, it is quicker to make because it only needs 1 rise instead of 2. Prep time includes 40 minute rising time."
Serving Size: 1 (1249 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Super easy to make! Turned out perfectly! After rolling it out, I sprinkled some fresh ground herbs on the bread before rolling it up jelly-roll style. Will definately make again!"
"This recipe couldn't be easier---I actually think I know what I'm doing when I make it---lol. I've had good and not-so-good results in my bread-baking efforts over the years, so this was such a nice surprise. The family loved it, and my DH was a little disappointed when he saw that I froze the second loaf. I told him I was saving it for next week. The only "effort" needed in this recipe is the 8-10 minutes of kneading. I could have used the dough hook on my mixer, but I figured I could use the exercise (lol), so I kneaded the dough by hand. This recipe is now my first choice for homemade bread. Thanks!"
"This recipe turned out wonderful!! The bread was perfect in every way. will def make this again and again! I"
"Considering the time it took to make the bread, it was pretty good. Not light and fluffy like I am used to but good nonetheless. I used the bread to make garlic bread and it was great."
"Made tonight and had two loaves of crunchy on the outside, perfect on the inside French bread. We ate one with dinner and froze the other. Skipped the egg white step because I was being lazy, and slashed my loaves before the last rise time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"Delicious! It turned out beautifully golden brown and so chewy and moist on the inside. Will use this recipe regularly."
"Just made it today for the very first time. and it turns out perfect. Im gonna make this again..
and i felt good that i didn't failed.."
"I made this bread a few months ago for garlic bread. It was really good, but my loaves spread quite a bit. So, instead of cutting each loaf in half, I just cut the bottoms off and went from there. But I am pretty new to bread making; so, it was definitely my fault. Thanks for the recipe! I will be keeping this one around!"
"This is a great recipe! I'm just starting out baking bread and I haven't quite figured out how to make my bread stand up without a loaf pan....so I followed all the steps, but I just placed my bread in a loaf pan rather than a baking sheet to rise so that it would get nice and fluffy."
"delicious! I didn't split it into two loaves, and I should have because my loaf was massive. A lot easier than running to the store too. :-)"
"Yummy bread! My daughter was just diagnosed with a severe nut allergy, so I find myself an overnight baker. This bread was super easy for a beginner, and tastes delicious!"
"Really great recipe, Thank you! I was in a hurry, so I picked this recipe before even reading the reviews. I halved it, and even though I just kindof slopped the ingredients in without being extremely careful with my measuring, this bread turned out wonderful! Chewy and moist. Even my boyfriend (who says he is not a big bread fan) loved it! I am on my way to buy more flour so I can make them for dinner again tonight! Thank you again!"
"very good. moist and chewy, everybody loves this bread"
"Turned out great!! I went with 4 1/2 cups flour to give a better crumb shortened the knead time to 2 minutes."
"Excellent!!! This was a very easy bread to make. I let my Kitchen Aid Stand mixer do most of the kneading and followed the rest of the recipe directions exactly as written. I can't believe how light and fluffy the bread turned out. I especially like the contrast of the crispy crust. Thanks for posting this recipe."
"This was our first time trying to make french bread. The recipe came together quickly and easily, and made two big loaves. Although it didn't taste specifically like french bread to us, but still a nice loaf of bread. We even made some home made butter to go with it. This recipe is best eaten the day it's baked."
"Used 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat bread flour and 3 cups white - Since my vegan son was coming for dinner - I brushed cold water over the top instead of the egg white. It is great bread, quick and tasty. The water made a crunchy crust - next time I will try the egg white and see which I like the best. This was a real hit with everyone. Thanks Dee"
"I used some wheat germ in place of 1/2 cup flour. Great bread."
"Very easy and fast. Great crust and soft inside. I loved it."