Easy French or Italian Bread

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READY IN: 3hrs 35mins
SERVES: 12-24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • proof yeast with sugar in water until foamy.
  • combine water with 4 cups flour, mix and let sit 15 minutes.
  • in a mixer with a dough hook add in flour by the cup until it reaches a smooth consistency and forms a ball that pulls away from the bowl, should be about 3 more cups (7 total).
  • knead by hand or in mixer until smooth and elastic, about 5-10 in a mixer.
  • rise until double, about an hour. punch down, rise another hour.
  • divide into pieces and form loaves (either 3 italian shape or about 5 long french loaves).
  • rise one last time, 30-45 minutes, slash tops with a sharp knife and bake at 400 for about 30 minutes until the loaves sound hollow.
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