Breads

Easy Homemade French Bread Recipe

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This recipe is actually the first recipe I ever made all by myself. I was an 8th grader and at my junior high school, we had a Home Economics class. I was at my mom's house a couple weeks ago and found this recipe tucked away in her "recipe drawer". It still had the homework due date on it (December 10, 1998) and is getting hard to read because it's been used so many times. If you have never attempted to make bread before, this is a great place to start!

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2½ cups very warm water (I just use the hot water from my kitchen sink)
2 tablespoons dry active yeast
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon oil (vegetable oil or olive oil work great)
6 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter
In a large bowl, mix together water, yeast, and sugar until the yeast is completely dissolved. Add in salt, oil, and flour. Stir with a large wooden spoon or mixer until it becomes too difficult, then knead...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
240

Sodium
510mg
21% DV

Fat
2g
4% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
46g
15% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV