Crusty French Bread
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (10 slices each)
I made this for guests with homemade chicken noodle soup! It had a beautiful presentation. Very simple
This is my go to for Crusty Bread. It is so easy and taste great.
Great, tasty and easy to make. We just loved it
One of the easiest bread recipes I've tried and more flavor than I expected. Served one of the two loaves for dinner with family and they all raved about it. I substituted melted butter for the shortening and couldn't find my corn meal, but it still turned out great. I will enjoy the second loaf for breakfast toast and sandwiches for lunch.
This is my go to bread for church suppers. So simple to make and never any left overs.
Delicious and moist. I served one loaf immediately; and froze the other loaf for later. Thank you, Christy, for sharing this recipe.
Good recipe but I let my bread proof for 8 to 14 hours in the warm room of the house. I put it in a big bowl and cover with plastic wrap. If you have a wooden bowl, I recommend it for an even temperature.This bread comes out sticky, so knead it slightly and let if rest for about 30 minutes. I use this for bread, focaccia, and it makes a great pizza crust. The flavor is delicious with a little sour dough flavor the longer you let it proof. : )
When I'm making bread I put it in the oven with the oven light on. Works great. Haven't tried this one but sounds good.
@dundalk - Some times when I make bread I use a heating pad to help the bread rise
@ dundalk - try putting your bowl of dough in the oven to rise. You can pre-heat it to just barely warm, turn it off and put the bowl in and close the oven door.