For some people, being able to bake their own bread is very satisfying. For others though, the idea of baking bread is quite intimidating, and they’d rather get store-bought bread than bake their own loaf. This crisp Gallic bread recipe, however, is simple enough for bread-baking newbies to feel safe trying out, but even experienced bakers will be pleased with the resulting loaf.
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This crisp Gallic bread is a true crowd-pleaser. It’s versatile bread that you can use with a wide variety of dishes. It’s great for sandwiches and French toasts. It’s a lovely with pasta or soup. It even gives bread pudding an interesting texture. This could be your new go-to bread recipe. This satisfying bread recipe comes from T.Harker of bakeitandloveit.blogspot.com.
3 cups warm water
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp yeast
3 tsp salt
7- 8 1/2 cups flour
InstructionsMix water, sugar, butter, yeast and salt. When yeast bubbles, add 3 of 7 cups of flour. Mix well. Add 2 more cups of flour and mix well. Add final amount of flour and mix well until all flour is cleaned from the sides of the bowl. Knead for 7-10 minutes. Set in greased bowl under a towel for 1 hour.Cut into 2 pieces and roll each into a rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick and roll up lengthwise. Place loaves onto greased cookie sheet and let rise in a warm place for 15-20 minutes. Bake 25-30 minutes @ 375 degrees. Throw 2 ice cubes in the bottom of the oven for the last 10 minutes of baking time.
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