Crisp Gallic Bread

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


3 cups warm water
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp yeast
3 tsp salt
7- 8 1/2 cups flour


Mix 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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