If I had to chose two types of food to survive on…..it would be desserts and bread! I enjoy making anything with sugar and any type of bread! I didn’t have much time tonight, so I set out for a quick rise bread. I found an amazing French bread recipe. When I think of French bread, I think of crispy outside with a light, airy inside. This recipe isn’t quite that but the bread was nonetheless delicious! Not many yeast bread recipes are this quick and easy! Give it a try….and let me know if you do!
Ingredients: (makes one loaf)
1 and 1/4 c warm water
1 Tablespoon of active dry yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 c bread flour
- Pour water into the bowl of your mixer. Stir the sugar and yeast into the water. Let stand for about five minutes or until yeast is bubbly.
- Add in the salt, oil, and flour. Mix ingredients all together using the dough hook. Let it mix on low speed for about five minutes.
- Let dough rest in the bowl for ten minutes.
- Roll dough into a large rectangle. I prefer rolling it out on parchment paper.
- Now let’s make the loaf by starting with the long side of the rectangle. Roll it tightly toward the opposite side into a log. Pinch seams together. Place seam side down.
- Using a serrated knife, cut a few slits into the loaf. Sprinkle with a little white cornmeal.
- Let the dough rise for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Lightly brush top of loaf with water. (I actually forgot to do this and it was just fine.)
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Brush with melted butter and enjoy!
You can find the original recipes as well as some other yummy looking things here!
Just as a side note: I served this amazing french bread with an equally amazing baked chicken Parmesan.
And this is what little tot did while I enjoyed this dinner….
Not too bad for her first time feeding herself…and she’s not even one yet:)