Wednesday, April 9, 2014

No Fail French Bread

Recipe courtesy of Hayley VanBeever
Photo courtesy of Barefoot and Baking

In a large bowl mix:
2 cups very hot water
2 T sugar
1 T salt
1/3 cup oil

In a small bowl mix:
½ c warm water
1 T sugar
2 T yeast

Add 3 cups flour to large bowl and mix well. Add small bowl mixture to large bowl and add 3 more cups flour. Mix until smooth. Knead a bit every 10 minutes for 1 hour. Divide and shape into 2 loaves. (You don't need to let it rise again!) I just make free form loaves and place on a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350’ for 30-35 minutes.