How To Make French Bread In One Hour Start To Finish! When my girls were little they would sell this French Bread door to door as well as at Bake Sales at school. All of my girls are very outgoing and hard workers. I really think between all the canning, gardening and the selling of French Bread to people taught them a really good work ethic. Today, I don’t think I would have them sell door to door….boy, how things have changed. Of course, schools only want store purchased products to be brought into the school, even for birthday treats. My oldest daughter, Alli reminded me that we sold one loaf for $.75….how times have changed…
It got to a point that the girls were taking orders for the bread…..gotta love it! They were real entrepreneur’s back then!
Only Six Ingredients For The French Bread:
Please make sure all of your ingredients for the French Bread are fresh. If your yeast or flour is old the bread will not rise as you would like it too! You literally mix the ingredients. Let it rest 15 minutes. Make the loaves and let rise another 15 minutes. Bake for 15 minutes! Yummy! The texture is soft and the taste delicious. Try some with butter and jam. We like blackberry!
Here I have shaped the loaves, slathered with egg whites, and made a few shallow cuts. One more bread rise and they are ready to bake! You can make this no-fail French Bread and serve it hot from the oven in one hour. Make a pot of soup and your dinner is ready in no time. Doesn’t everyone love hot bread?
How To Make French Bread In One Hour
- 2-1/2 cups hot water
- 2 tablespoons SAF instant yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons Real Salt
- 5-1/2 cups white BREAD flour or freshly ground hard white wheat
- egg whites (lather loaves with a brush after first bread rise/cut 4-5 shallow cuts on top of loaves)
- sesame seeds or poppy seeds (optional sprinkle on egg whites before the 2nd bread rise time)
Mix everything in the order shown except the egg whites and optional seeds. Knead for about five minutes in a bread mixer. Let rest for 15 minutes covered. Shape the dough into 2 loaves and place on a greased cookie sheet. Lather the tops of the loaves with the egg whites, cut four to five shallow cuts on top of the loaves. Next, sprinkle seeds if desired. Let rise one more time for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and bake for 15 minutes.