I was really excited about this months Daring Bakers Challenge. Everyone in my entire family knows for a fact that I am a bread fanatic. I am the queen of eating bread. I seriously live of bread. That, as well as carbs (I eat lots and lots of carbs!). And out of the all the types of breads out there, French Bread has to be one of my absolute favorite breads there is.
The only things that really irritates me about making bread is the time. I know making your own bread at home is usually the best (as well as anything made homemade), however, my patients always grows thin when making yeast bread. One of the main reasons as to why I rarely ever make bread at homemade instead of going to the grocery store to buy bread already made.
This months challenge kind of gave me a reason to have to make it homemade. I've made it probably 5 times know this month. After making it once towards the beginning of the month, I was kind of getting use to having to wait. "Patients is always rewarded in the end." So they say... And it's true.
The bread came out really good. I don't think bread really can unnecessarily come out bad if you do it right. I've been enjoying my French Bread this entire month. It's so delicious with Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Cinnamon-Bacon Carbonara! Or, simply have it alone. Either way, it's delicious!!
2 1/4 tsp. dry active yeast
1/3 cup warm water, not over 100 degrees glass measure
3 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups tepid water @ 70 – 74 degrees/21 - 23C
For the complete recipe, go here. The recipe is HUGE, and it'd take me forever to write it all down up on here. Now, don't let the recipe scare you though. It may be long, but it's not to difficult. Just break it down into steps and you shouldn't have any problem making this delicious bread.