Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Foolproof French Bread Recipe

1 package dry yeast
2 c lukewarm water
4 c AP flour
1 tbl salt
2 tbl sugar

In a large bowl mix flour, salt and sugar together. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in water. Pour yeast mixture over other ingredients. Stir. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise 4 hours.

Punch down, but do not knead. Place in a greased souffle dish. Cover and let rise 1 hour.

Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour. Bread may need to be covered during the last 15 minutes if it browns to quickly. If you don't want a hard crust brush the loaf with butter after removing from the oven.

2.5 out of 5. It was ok - but lackluster. It really lacked something and I don't know what.... This was the first attempt at working with yeast though, so don't judge me too harshly - I will get better I swear!

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