Saturday, April 23, 2016

Everyday French Bread

  • 1 cup warm water 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons yeast
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups flour
In the bowl of your stand mixer with fitted with the dough hook add sugar and water. Stir to dissolve sugar and sprinkle with yeast.
Add oil, salt and flour then turn on your mixer. Let it incorporate the ingredients and knead until your dough seems smooth.When you are satisfied, 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. Roll it up and tuck the ends under pinching gently. Place on greased baking sheet, cover and let rise 30-60 minutes.
At the end of that time, preheat 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.

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