French Bread


–From Julie L.

This is a fail- proof recipe that promises to delight with every bite! It’s soft, fluffy and melts in your mouth like only white bread can.Smothered in butter we could devour a loaf in just minutes! I use it for pizza crust and awesome sandwich rings –just make a long dough “snake” and wrap it around the edges of your pizza pan. The leftovers nearly always end up as French toast!

Yield: about 20 slices/loaf

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 1/2 cups water — very warm
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 Tablespoons yeast
  • 6 cups flour
  1. Combine sugar, salt, oil, water, flour and yeast in order.
  2. Slowly begin adding the remaining 6 cups of flour, you may need less.
  3. Dough should begin to form a ball and scrape the sides of the bowl, not stick to it.
  4. Let rise until double. (I’ve varied this from 20 minutes, to the recommended 1 hour with good results!)
  5. Form into 2 big loaves. Flatten dough into a rectangle, roll it up and lay it on the pan, seam side down. Cut slits in the top every 2-3 inches.
  6. Place loaves on a big cookie sheet.
  7. Cover and let rise for 20-30 minutes.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
  9. Rub top with butter, if desired.

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