French Bread

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This Homemade French Bread recipe will give you crusty, flavorful loaves that are perfect for sandwiches, bruschetta, or to simply accompany a meal. Enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread!

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 7 grams of dry yeast
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the yeast with the sugar in a cup. Add the warm water, mix and let stand until it doubles in volume.
  2. In a large bowl or on a clean table, mix the flour with the salt; make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture.
  3. Knead until a homogeneous dough is obtained.
  4. Develop the gluten in the dough: transfer the dough to a clean, floured table. Knead it and tap it lightly against the table, do this until, when stretching the dough very thin, it does not break.
  5. Place the dough in a lightly greased glass bowl, cover it with a clean cloth and let it rest in a warm place until it doubles in volume.
  6. Portion the bolillo dough into medium-sized balls and shape each one. To do this, flatten the balls with the palm of your hand, stretch them a little to the sides and bring two opposite sides to the center, stretch the corners to make them longer.
  7. Rest the bolillos on a baking sheet, cover them with a cloth and return to ferment until they increase in volume.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 30 minutes or until golden brown on the outside and cooked inside.
  9. Take out your bolillos and let them cool a little before enjoying them.


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