I love bread!
I have always wanted to make bread from scratch! This recipe is for a french stick or baguette.
What you need:
1 packet of dry active yeast
1 tsp sugar
1.5 cups warm water
4 cups of all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp salt
Tbsp olive oil
Mix dry active yeast with sugar and warm water and let stand for 10 mins.
Add flour 1 cup at a time and mix, then add salt.
Mix until sticky.
Knead on a floured surface and place in an oiled bowl turning dough to cover it in oil.
Cover bowl with a towel and leave to rise 1.5 hours or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 475 degrees F
Punch dough down and form into loaf or 2 small loaves cover with towel and let rise for 30 mins.
Cut a few slits into loaves and brush tops with water. Bake for 22 mins.
I made sandwiches once they cooled, and used the leftover bread going stale to make garlic bread.