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small loaf french bread

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Rhonda Wheeler
Warren, MI

This is one of the best breads I have made. It is easy and the taste is wonderful.They are something like the Pillsbury regrigerated loaf bread.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 45 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For small loaf french bread

  • 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

How To Make small loaf french bread

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

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