Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Best French Bread

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)
Then add:
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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  1. Yum! I'm a bread kinda gal (and it's no secret with these hips)!

  2. Sounds yummy Debbie! the bread conisseur in me is always looking for new recipes:)

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by. I love your site and this bread recipe looks great! I am going to whip it up when I get home from my trip. I'll let ya know how it turns out!

  4. Your French Bread looks great!
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Oh if any of this bread makes it to day 2, I bet it would make the most fantastic french toast! Thanks for posting, other than pizza dough, sour dough or foccacia, I haven't played with yeasties in a bit.

  6. I will pass this on to my husband- he loves to bake and I love bread!

  7. YUMMMMM, I love bread! But that is a lot of ingredients! I may give it a try! HUGS!

  8. Your bread is beautiful! You're right, with soup and salad, it's about all you need for my kind of perfection. Thanks for finding me...I look forward to keep up with your decor!

  9. Yep, it's soup time. Nippy here today, but sunny- Yeah! That bread sounds delicious. To me, the best meals are soup and bread. Doesn't take much to make me happy.

  10. These look delish~ I am going to give these a try. Thank you for the recipe!
    Have a pretty day!

  11. Oh, this sounds so good! I might just have to give this a try. Also, thank you for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment.

  12. I love bread--this sounds great! I like the idea of putting roasted garlic on it!

  13. Oh this sounds just scrump!!! I love a little bread aside just about every meal :) I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! Be sure to link up your fabulous finds at my weekly party, each Friday-Sunday! Hope to see you there!!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

  14. You had me at bread! This looks super yummy - thanks for the recipe!