Crusty French bread is the perfect compliment to any meal.
Serve it at breakfast with jam or as the toast for your classic bacon and egg meal.
How about dipping it in your soup at lunch or mopping up the salad dressing after your salad is all gone?
It can even be used as an appetizer as part of a fruit and cheese tray or as toasted baguettes for dips.
And who can resist a nice slice of homemade French bread served with pasta, roasts and more?
Making your own bread is very satisfying and this recipe turns out perfect each and every time!
If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook, there is no physical effort required. The stand mixer does all the kneading.
However, if you don’t have a mixer, no worries. Just need the dough by hand for 8-10 minutes before it rests. And of course, count that as your workout for the day!
I prefer to use bread flour for this recipe because it allows for the inside of the bread to be light and fluffy.
All-purpose flour can be substituted, although the interior texture might be slightly more dense. But by all means, do not avoid this recipe because all you have is AP flour!
Your homemade bread made with either type of flour will be much better than any store bought French Bread!
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