My family is not a fan of crunchy crust on the french bread, so this has a soft crust. Also, if your here in Utah, make sure to watch or DVR this Thursday’s episode of Studio 5 on KSL channel 5. I’ll be posting more details about the show on Wednesday’s post. I can tell you that you should be seeing me on the show that day. Print
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I got this recipe for french bread from my sister-in-law years ago. We tried it at her house and I had to get the recipe. It’s an easy recipe but takes a little time, but it’s so worth it.
My family is not a fan of crunchy crust on the french bread, so this has a soft crust. Also, if your here in Utah, make sure to watch or DVR this Thursday’s episode of Studio 5 on KSL channel 5. I’ll be posting more details about the show on Wednesday’s post. I can tell you that you should be seeing me on the show that day.
- 2 ¼ cup warm water
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 pkg. active dry yeast
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 2 Tbsp soft shortening or vegetable oil (I use canola)
- 6 cups flour
- In large mixer (I just do it in my kitchen aid with the dough hook), combine water and sugar then sprinkle with yeast. Allow to soften.
- Add salt, oil, and half flour; mix well. Add remaining flour. Leave mixer in dough. Allow to rest 10 min.
- Stir dough down and allow to rest 10 min. Repeat until dough has been stirred dough 5 times. Turn dough on floured surface. Knead 2 or 3 times.
- Divide dough in 2. Roll each dough into 9×13 inch rectangle. Roll from long side and pinch edges. Place on baking sheet with pam or cornmeal. Cover and allow to rise 30 min. With sharp knives cut 3 gashes at angle on top of dough.
- Bake 400 degrees for 30 min, check at 20 minutes (It only takes 20 minutes in my oven). Makes 2 loaves.
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I am trying this recipe for sure! Thanks for sharing!
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We made this over the weekend and it was delicious! Thanks!
This was terrific. Easy to make and delicious. It’s definitely a keeper. Thanks!
Thanks for the recipe. I made it for dinner tonight and will be posting it on my blog! wecookhere.blogspot.com
Wish I was in Utah! You are amazing.
I thought you look familiar! How fun to see your blog. This looks great! I saw your comment on Prudy’s blog and thought I recognized you from Thursday at Pier 49
I have this exact same recipe and can attest it is divinely delicious. How fun that you’ll be on t.v.!! Good luck.
MMm… I love French Bread. I’ll definitely have to try it!
I have a question. Each time I make this, the dough is extremely hard to roll out. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? It always tastes amazing even though I have a hard time rolling it out. Please let me know what you think! Thank you.