Easy French Bread

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup warm water

1 1/2 Tbsp. dry yeast

2 tsp. sugar

3 1/4 cup flour 

2 tsp salt


Directions:

In a small bowl mix warm water with yeast and sugar. Let sit about 5 min until foam forms on top.


In a large mixing bowl combine flour and salt. Gradually add yeast mixture. Mix until the dough becomes a small ball and knead for 5 min. (I use my bosh with the dough hook)


Cut dough in half and shape into two baguettes. Place on a cookie sheet. Cover and let raise for 30 min.


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. With a sharp knife make a slash down the length of each baguette (this gives it "the look") Pour water into a cookie sheet and place it on the bottom rack of the oven. Bake bread for 15 min. About half way through brush the top of the bread with melted butter. 

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