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!