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French Bread

by Laura

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.
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French Bread


Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Add salt, oil, and half flour; mix well. Add remaining flour. Leave mixer in dough. Allow to rest 10 min.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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Marie Poulin November 3, 2014 - 1:12 pm

I am trying this recipe for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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Stacey October 12, 2009 - 7:31 am

We made this over the weekend and it was delicious! Thanks!

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Holly January 21, 2009 - 4:30 pm

This was terrific. Easy to make and delicious. It’s definitely a keeper. Thanks!

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FidFam October 29, 2008 - 6:07 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I made it for dinner tonight and will be posting it on my blog! wecookhere.blogspot.com

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Marsha October 27, 2008 - 9:40 pm

Wish I was in Utah! You are amazing.

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Mary Ann October 27, 2008 - 5:18 pm

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

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Melanie October 27, 2008 - 1:19 pm

I have this exact same recipe and can attest it is divinely delicious. How fun that you’ll be on t.v.!! Good luck.

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Sadie October 27, 2008 - 11:27 am

MMm… I love French Bread. I’ll definitely have to try it!
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Jennifer November 9, 2010 - 8:45 am

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.

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