I love making bread and love eating it. There is nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread. This recipe is super easy to make you don't need a bread machine to make it. I make it my self and my kids make it some times too. This is their favorite bread. We love to make sandwiches and subs wit this bread. Only a couple ingredients is all you need.
dry active yeast
1 1/2 tsp
1 1/4 c
olive oil or vegetable oil
1In a large mixing bowl combine water, yeast and sugar give it a mix with a spoon and let sit until it foams about 5 minutes. Add flour, salt and oil mix until a dough ball forms. Transfer ball of dough onto flour board and knead until smooth about 10 minutes. Oil a mixing bowl and transfer dough into the mixing ball turning the ball to coat it in oil cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 45 minutes until doubled in size in a warm place.
2After 45 minutes take dough out and put on floured board and punch down and knead for 2 minutes or so. At this point you can divide the dough into 4 balls or 8. I do 4 balls and make 2 loaves out of 2 balls and four rolls out of the other 2. All you do to make the loafs or baguettes is roll the dough into logs. Oil a baking sheet or cover with parchment paper and put formed loaves into the sheets. oil the tops with olive or vegetable oil and cover with plastic wrap. Put sheets in a warm place and let sit for 45 minutes until they double in size again.
3Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Take plastic sheet off the bread and at this point you can add fresh or dried herbs. Or you can do sesame seeds or even oatmeal or leave them plain. Place baking sheets in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until top is golden brown. Take them out and let them cool down or eat them right away.