Monday, December 14, 2009

Mmm French Bread...

These two loaves were some of the best textured french bread that I've ever made.
I used the French Bread recipe from More With Less, except using 1/2 spelt flour, and a few other changes.
I also let them rise on the baking stone and then tossed them in a preheated 400 oven for about 25 minutes. The recipe calls for an egg beaten with 2T of milk for the wash which gave it a very nice crispy texture.

Recipe as I made it:
2 1/4 t yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 t sugar
Dissolve, then combine:
2 T cane sugar
2 T beef fat (or other fat)
2 t salt
2 C hot water
3 cups spelt flour
3 cups unbleached white flour
Knead until smooth and elastic. Let rise until double. Shape into loaves, score, and let rise until doubled. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes.


Stuka said...
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heartnsoulcooking said...

My family loves french bread and the recipe I have doesn't look as PRETTY!!! as your bread does. Next time I make french bread I'm using your recipe. THANKS!!!

Donna said...

Thank U Geri for the nice compliment! Hope your family enjoys the recipe! :-)

Joy said...

Beautiful bread! I think you make the prettiest bread I have ever seen. Probably taste even better! I need to try it out!

Donna said...

Ah thank U Joy!
Wish I could bring you a loaf!

DJ said...

More With Less is an awesome book! Beautiful bread!

Donna said...

Thank U DJ!
I love the book too!

Organized Nutrition said...

OH DONNA!!! Wonderful bread! I so am going to make this!!!!!