So this is just a super simple little recipe… it makes one loaf… you can easily double it to make two loaves. I like to do that if I’m making it closer to the weekend… then I have an extra loaf to make some yummy weekend french toast for the family. If you think baking bread is hard then start with this recipe here… It doesn’t get much easier than this!
I pull this one together any time I know we’ll be eating Italian! Its full of flavor and sure beats paying - for a loaf at the grocery store! I think this loaf cost me about 5-10 cents to make!
For step by step tutorial please see the following photos…
Printable recipe below as well 🙂
Add oil, salt and half the flour and mix
Change to dough hook and add remaining flour and mix until it cleans the sides.
Should look like this
Plop onto counter and knead into a ball
place in greased bowl and flip to cover both sides… Cover and let rise an hour
Punch down and let rise one more time
Punch down again and flatten out to a rectangle
“Jelly” roll it up, tuck ends under and gently pinch seams together
Place on a greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal (optional) . Cover and let rise about 30 minutes.
Pre Heat your oven to 375 degrees at this time.
Slash slit on the top… For harder crust brush egg wash (egg white/warm water) For softer crust brush with butter after baking.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
Brush with butter and place on cooling rack.
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Easy French Bread
Homemade Easy French Bread. 6 simple ingredients
Author: Scratch This With Sandy
Recipe type: Appetizer
- 1 cup warm water 110-120 degrees
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2½ teaspoons yeast
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 3 cups flour
- In a mixing bowl add sugar and water. Stir to dissolve sugar and sprinkle with yeast. Let set 5 minutes or until foamy.
- Add oil, salt and half of the flour. Stir to combine.
- Change to dough hook if your using a mixer and add remaining flour. If you are not using a mixer that's okay just use a wooden spoon.
- Pull out and knead into a ball.
- Place in greased bowl flipping to cover both side.
- Cover and let rise 1 hour.
- Punch down and let it rise again... about 30 minutes.
- Pull out and flatten out into a rectangle.
- "Jelly" roll it up and tuck the ends under pinching gently.
- Place on greased baking sheet sprinkle sheet with cornmeal
- Cover and let rise 30-60 minutes
- Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
- brush with egg was for harder crust
- Give it a couple quick swipes with a serrated knife
- Bake for 25 minutes
- If you didn't do the egg wash then brush with some butter
Try making them as sandwich rolls too… just cut the bake time back a bit… Or try this recipe:
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