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French Bread

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Ingredients

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1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp sugar
2 cups warm water
2 tsp of salt
6 cup bread flour

French Bread

Features:
  • Sweet
Cuisine:
  • 50 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Give it up for this beautiful long classic French Bread loaves or baguettes as they are called!

That’s right, the French have done it again with their scrumptious addition to baked delights and goodies that have no match in any other cuisine.

The classic French bread is a force to be reckoned with as just a slice that is thinly spread with some fresh butter, jam or cheese can put any other bread to shame. Eat it with soups, salads or on its own as a snack whenever you are feeling an urge to munch on something.

Health benefits

This bread is quite healthy as it  contains only 160 calories per  slice. To make things even healthier, you can use whole wheat flour.

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How to Make French Bread

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it stand for 10 minutes until it is creamy.
  2. In a large bowl, add 3 cups flour,  oil and slat and beat it for 3 minutes with an electric mixer.
  3. Add in the remaining 3 cups of flour and continue beating until a stiff dough consistency is formed.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover it with a damp cloth for about an hour. The dough should rise and be doubled in size.
  5. On a flour dusted surface, punch and roll out the dough and keep kneading until smooth.
  6. Knead the dough again and cut it in 2 equal parts.
  7. Shape the 2 parts into long loaves.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  9. Grease a baking pan or tray with some cooking spray and cornmeal.
  10. Make slashes on both the loaves in a diagonal manner.
  11. Bake the loaves for 30 minutes.
  12. You can sprinkle some cold water after 10- 15 minutes of baking to make the crust
  13. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
  14. Enjoy with spread of your choice or eat it on the side during your meals.
  15. You can also make garlic bread by spreading some garlic butter with freshly chopped chives on top.

Trivia

The first civilization to ever make bread, were the ancient Greeks.

 They made 80 different kinds of bread in 2500 B.C

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