One-Hour French Bread

I know there are some people who really can’t eat gluten. And I am so sorry. Although they looked good, they nonetheless have my compassion.

For the rest of us bread eaters, fresh home bread is a healthy, frugal, and TASTY way to go.

Bak bread at home is one those “the easier you do” task . At firstly, idea working with yeast & KNEADING can be off-put . But it can also be relaxing to slow down for thirty minutes to mix in dough. And mixing, stirring, and kneading is a great time to invite the kids into the kitchen.

Ingredients :

1½ cup lukewarm water
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of Salt
2 packets of instant or fast rising yeast (1 tbsp)
4 – 5 cups of flour

Instructions :

Combine 2 cups of flour, water, honey, salt and baking powder. I like using a stand mixer with the dough hook, but this dough can be easily combined in a large bowl. Add more flour to the mixture until the dough is firm and no longer sticky.
Knead dough in the bowl of a stand mixer or on a floured surface for about 5 minutes. Placing dough in a light greased bowl. Covering & permit stand until doubled, for 21 min . Pierce dough, remove all air bubbles.
Meanwhile, preheated oven 400 ° F.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and transfer the yeast dough to the foil. Form in the form of bread. Using a very sharp knife, make 2 or 3 diagonal bars on the French bread. Brush the bread with cold water and cook for 20 to 30 minutes.


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