So yesterday did not go well. at ALL. I couldn't believe I messed up French bread! So I chose a new recipe from pintrest (the one I was originally planning to do and then changed my mind- that'll teach me!). And decided to try again. And yes I count this as an extra pin.
Pintrest Objective: http://pinterest.com/pin/195765915022302618/
Originally blogged with more instructions by : Steamykitchen.com
What you'll need:
4 cups flour
2 teaspoon active yeast
2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
Put 3 3/4 cups of flour (reserve 1/4 cup of the table) and salt into mixer. Warm water to 110-115 degrees and add yeast. Let it activate.
When the dough is mixed, take out and knead the rest of the 1/4 cup of flour into the dough.
place in greased bowl and let rise for 30 minutes.
When it's doubled in size, take out onto floured surface. re-shape into a ball, then roll it out into the shape of a rectangle.
fold dough inward
and then once again , pinching the ends closed.
place on grease cookie sheet, let rise for another 30 minutes. Once doubled in size, take out of oven and make 3 slashes onto the dough.
bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Verdict: This one came out better... but not perfect. I'm just not a French bread making kinda gal..