Soft Country French Bread
Country French Bread recipe made with simple ingredients & detailed instructions showing how to make bread! Done in just over an hour and is a showstopper!
- 2 TBSP yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3-3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 egg whisked with 1 TBSP water for textured top
In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Add yeast; let stand for 5 minutes.
Add the canola oil, egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes.
Form dough into a smooth ball. Keeping the dough in the bowl, spray with non-stick spray and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
Punch down dough. Knead for 1 minute, then form into a loaf by rolling it into an oblong shape then tucking and pinching the ends under the loaf. Place loaf on parchment lined cooking sheet. Brush thoroughly with egg mixture.
Let loaf sit while oven is preheating to 425 degrees F, or about 10 minutes.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, until outside is golden brown and internal temperature of loaf registers 195-200 degrees. Make sure the top isn't browning too much- sometimes I lay a piece of foil over the loaf to protect it. Let cool. Slice & enjoy with butter!
Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 2mg