FRENCH BREAD (BONNIE'S)

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Bonnie ^O^ .

By
@Reiki-Heals

Who doesn't like delicious, crunchy bread with soups and pastas? Now you can make your own French Bread with this easy-to-make recipe. The bread is a beautiful golden brown with a light texture to the center. Marvelous with Bonnie's Blue Ribbon butter. Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 17 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 large loaves
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

  • 6
    cups of bread flour
  • 2
    tablespoons active dry yeast from jar
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 1/2
    cups warm water 120 degrees
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
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    **please, make no substitutions to ensure your success!

How to Make FRENCH BREAD (BONNIE'S)

Step-by-Step

  1. COOK'S TIP:
    If your mixing bowl is cold, rinse it out with hot water and dry it before using so it won't cool off your ingredients.
  2. COMBINE INGREDIENTS:
    In the mixing bowl, add the water, make sure it is at least 120 degrees. (use a thermometer) Add the sugar, the yeast and whisk until well blended. Let set about 5 minutes. Then add the melted butter, 3 cups of the flour, and the salt and mix. (I use a Kitchen Aid Mixer, but it can be done by hand.) Add just enough flour from the remaining 3 cups until the dough cleans the bowl. Knead with dough hook for 8 minutes.
  3. LET THE BREAD RISE:
    Let the dough rest on the counter covered for 15 minutes. Then shape into two long loaves. Place on a greased cookie sheet and place in a warm place to rise for about 30 to 40 minutes. I place mine in the oven with the light on.
  4. BAKE THE BREAD:
    Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes until light golden brown. Time will depend on your oven and altitude. When the loaves are done, remove from oven to a wire rack to cool. Butter the tops with butter to keep them soft. Enjoy!

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About FRENCH BREAD (BONNIE'S)

Course/Dish: Other Breads




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