This is a Homemade French Bread recipe that I make the night before I want to eat it. We recently bought a stand mixer, and the dough hook attachment is really a godsend when making bread.
It’s simple, all you need to do is activate your yeast and gradually add in the flour until it combines. Once it has incorporated it becomes one big ball in the mixer. At this point the bowl should be clean, with no dough or flour left on the rim. There should be a nice sheen on the bowl. I let it run for a good 7-10 minutes letting the dough fully incorporate and knead. Once the bread has been kneaded for a solid amount of time I leave it in the bowl and let it rise, once it doubles in size punch the dough back down and repeat 5 times, each time letting the dough double in size before knocking it back down.
Once I’ve let it rise a good amount I roll it out into rolls and slice the top of each loaf three times. Get a good 1/4 inch of penetration on each of the slices so the bread doesn’t split while baking. Mix the egg and water together and baste the top so you get a nice golden brown like you see in the photos.
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This is a great Homemade French Bread recipe that can be used for many different things, not just french bread. We’ve made sandwiches, french toast, avocado toast, and jammy toast with this recipe. You’ll see those recipes shortly if you follow along with the site.
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