French Bread Recipe | Baquette Recipe | French Loaf
Making french bread at home is so easy than you can imagine. You can make this bread from start to finish in under 1 hour.
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups + as needed
Warm Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 tblsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Dry Yeast - 1.5 tsp
Olive Oil - 2 tblsp
Take warm water, sugar and yeast in a bowl and mix well. let it sit for 2 to 3 mins to activate.
Add in flour, salt and mix well to form a sticky dough.
Add in oil and mix well to form a soft dough.
Take the dough in a surface.Add more flour and knead well.
Now spread it like a rectangle. Start rolling from an end tight and seal the edges.
Now take this in a parchment lined baking pan and leave to rise for 30 mins.
Now use a sharp knife and make few slashes on the top.
Preheat oven to 200 degree C. Place a baking sheet in the bottom of the oven to heat up in which we will put ice cubes once we put the bread in.
Put the bread tray in the middle rack of a preheated oven and bake for 20 to 22 mins till top is golden.
Once you put the tray in oven, put few ice cubes in the bottom tray so steam can build up which will give your the signature chewy crust.
Once the bread is baked. Remove it and cool completely.
Slice and serve.
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