Small Loaf French Bread
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- 1 pkg
- active dry yeast
- 2 Tbsp
- 1/2 tsp
- 2 1/2 c
- 1 tablespoon of honey or sugar if you want it sweeter(optional
- 1 c
- warm water
- 1/4 tsp
1Combine the yeast and 1 cup of warm water (105-115 degrees) in large bowl,stirring until dissolved.
2Mix in oil,garlic,and salt
3Add 2 cups flour and stir till smooth.Stir in enough additional flour untill the dough forms a ball.
4Knead dough on floured surface and add more flour if too sticky.Knead till smooth and elastic.
5Place dough in a greased bowl and cover in a warm place to rise until its double in size,about 1 hour.
6Punch down dough and divide into two loaves.Shape each dough into a loaf about 9 inches long.
7Place loaves on greased baking sheet.Make three 1/2 diagonal cuts on the top.
8Loosely cover with plastice wrap and let dough rise 20-30 minutes.
9Bake at 450 degrees for 15-18 minutes till golden brown.