With the weather getting cooler and our menus are starting to be filled with soup recipes, I thought I would share one of my family's favorite bread recipes.
It is great with just about everything and really yummy broiled with lots of butter on day two (I didn't claim it to be diet food : ) It is also delicious slathered with roasted garlic too.
The Best French Bread
2 Tbls yeast
1/3 C hot water ( from Tap)
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
Put this in mixer bowl and let sit until bubbly (about 10 min)
2 Cups skim milk warmed but not hot (about 115 degrees)
5 Tbls sugar
2 Tbls olive oil
4 1/2 -5 Cups flour
Mix well and then slowly begin to add the flour
I use my Kitchen Aid with the dough hook and I never even have to knead this
When dough is smooth and elastic, turn out into a greased bowl and let rise for 1 hour.
punch down and separate into two loaves
place on greased cookie sheet and let rise for 30-40 minutes
Bake for 25 to 30 min at 375 degrees
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