Have I ever mentioned my love/hate relationship with bread? I do love bread, all sorts of breads, and that will likely be my downfall at some point. But, until then, I wanted to share this amazing new french bread recipe with you. If you love bread as much as I do, you are really going to love how easy this one is to make.
What Makes French Bread Different?
French bread is honestly one of my favorites. This bread doesn’t have any added oils or fats, which gives it a wonderful flavor. And unlike traditional sandwich bread, french bread has that great crusty outside and flavorful inside.
It’s just a great bread all the way around. And if you serve it with a casserole, like this chicken and broccoli casserole, you don’t need to make anything else for dinner!
What Can You Pair With French Bread?
The question should be, “what can’t you pair with french bread?” French bread goes with everything! You can make this to accompany your Italian meals, soups, or even use it for sandwiches.
I served it with my favorite broccoli cheese soup and it was a hit with my family. Add in a great dessert like this homemade banana cheesecake and you’re sure to have a winner on your hands. It’s a really versatile bread and did I mention how easy it is to make?
Can You Freeze French Bread?
You can! You can freeze this after you bake it and then just pop it in the microwave to defrost when you need it. I do recommend baking this before you freeze it to make sure that it rises properly. And it will keep for months in the freezer, too.
What You Need To Make This French Bread Recipe
Before you ask, no you do not need a bread maker to make this. You can do it the old-fashioned way in the oven. You will need:
One note, you are going to need all-purpose flour, not self-rising. Anytime you bake something with yeast, you will use all-purpose flour. That’s all the ingredients you need to make this tasty bread!
So, let’s make some homemade french bread!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1183 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 3511mg Carbohydrates: 246g Fiber: 11g Sugar: 5g Protein: 36g