This super quick, crazy easy homemade French bread made with 5 ingredients. Fresh soft bread in just over an hour from start to finish.
Keyword: bread, easy, french, homemade bread
3 1/2cbread flour(plus more for dusting)
2 1/4tspinstant yeast
Mix flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Add water and mix with dough hook attachment on electric mixer or a large wooden spoon until dough is formed. *
Dust kneading surface with flour and knead dough into a ball.
Coat bowl and dough with oil and cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel for about 20 minutes until dough is doubled in size.
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees and turn it off once it's achieved.
Punch dough down and divide into 2-4 balls.
Roll out each dough ball one at a time into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface and roll them jellyroll style placing them on a baking sheet.
Cut 3 1/4 inch slits into each loaf.
Mix milk and honey and brush each loaf generously. **
Place baking sheet into pre-heated off oven for another 20 minutes until dough rises again.
After 20 minutes, turn oven back on to 400 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
* Dough will be sticky but should form a ball when rolled between two fingers. Add more flour 1 tablespoon at a time until this consistency is achieved. ** Milk and honey allows the bread to brown.Adapted from Your Home Based Mom