My French Bread
1 T. yeast1 ½ c. lukewarm water
4 c. flour
2 t. salt
1. Mix yeast with lukewarm water.
2. add salt and sugar.
3. add 2 c. of flour(can use mixture of different flours), then work the next couple of cups in with your hands.
4. form into desired shapes, rolls, loaves in a bread pan, rustic loaves, or bread sticks. Can raise for 30-60 min. however long you want! The longer the better. Till doubled.
5. heat oven to 400 degrees bake for 25 min.
6. you can also beat egg up and brush over top before you put in oven. I also spray the tops of the loaves with some water for a harder crust.
7. optional: you can put herbs or garlic in mix or on top of bread.