Saturday night I made another yummy roasted pasta dish and attempted to make my first homemade loaf of French Bread.
I make bread all the time but was worried about this one for some reason…
After I searched for recipes and saw the simple list of ingredients I decided to give it a go! :)
I’m happy I did… Between hubby and our boys, the loaf was gone in one sitting.
Since it was hot out of the oven, we even let the boys have hot fresh French Bread with Nutella on it… Yummy!
I’m sad to say that I didn’t get a picture of the whole loaf because my boys cut into it and scarfed it… ;)
But here is what was left by the time we got to the Nutella… haha
Homemade French Bread
3 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups hot water
Please ingredients in your bread machine according to manufacturers directions.
Start the machine on the basic dough setting.
When finished, remove and place on a floured surface and form into a long loaf (about 16 inches)
Place on a silpat or greased cookie sheet and cover with a towel.
Let it rise about an hour, until double in size.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
I flip the cookie sheet around about halfway through to make sure both sides are even. ;)
Let cool on a wire rack, if you can wait that long to cut and eat it… Ours didn’t make it we loved it so much!