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How To Make French Bread In One Hour by FSM
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Bread
Cuisine: French
Servings: 2 loaves
  • 2-1/2 cups hot water
  • 4 teaspoons SAF instant yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Real Salt
  • 6 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)
  1. 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 400 degrees and bake for 25 minutes.