Recipes For My Boys: One Hour French Bread

Saturday, April 6, 2013

One Hour French Bread

I am in a hurry and I bet you are also.   With this recipe you can have fresh, hot French Bread on your table in one hour!  It is so easy to do.  Are you ready to impress your family and friends?  Great!  Gather the ingredients and let's get started.  You can view a slide show here.  Please take a moment to subscribe.  ~thank you~

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One Hour French Bread

5 cup unbleached all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons Fleischmann's Bread Machine Yeast or Rapid Rise
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 Tablespoons honey, optional
1 1/2 cups hot water, between 120 and 130 degrees F
1 egg white
1 Tablespoon water

What to do

Heat water and honey, if using, between 120 and 130 degrees F  In a large bowl, stir together 3 1/2 cups flour, salt and yeast.  Add hot water and honey. Stir, adding as little flour as you can, until a soft ball forms.
Turn out on floured surface. Knead 3 - 5 minutes until dough springs back when pushed.  Roll into 11 x 13" or so, rectangle  Divide in half. Roll tightly lengthwise. Seal seams and fold ends under. Put seam side down on parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Cut diagonal slits in tops.  Spray with oil and cover.   Let rise 20 minutes, more time if needed, or until double in size.  Halfway through rise, preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Beat water and egg white together.  Brush tops with egg wash.  Cook for 10 minutes.  Tent if getting too dark.  Cook another 10 to 15 minutes.   Until tops are brown.  Loaves sound hollow when tapped. Internal temperature is 190 to 200 degrees F.  Take out of oven.  Enjoy!

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Lillian (My Recipe Journey) said...

I love easy bread recipes! Great post! =)

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

Love the idea of quick bread! Pinning this :)

Megan Turner said...

Yum! I always need a quick bread and this one looks perfect!

Anonymous said...

We love homemade bread. This looks fabulous and easy!

Jen Nikolaus said...

I love homemade bread and I love homemade bread even better when it doesn't take long to make! This is an awesome recipe, pinning now! I'm following you now and love your blog! I also have boys and was drawn to the name of your blog. :) Come stop by mine if you get a chance! Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to see more yumminess from you!

Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

Jackie Kocurek said...

This looks great. I found you from Totally Tasty Tuesdays. I would love for you to share at my party:

Marsha Baker said...

This looks fabulous. What a great idea to be able to make it in less than an hour. WOOOHOOO! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck....please do come back soon.

Pam said...

What a great recipe! I made it last night and it was a hit! It's a rather dense bread, but very tasty! I'll make it again. Very very quick and easy.

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