Elegant Home-Made French Bread

M-J’s Home-Made French Bread: through Trial and Error, You May Find the Right Recipe for the Ingredients Available in Your Area

American flour is very soft, even the unbleached variety. So, authentic French-style bread in the U.S. is difficult to make. If you can locate flours from France or Italy, they are perfect for making baguettes. To make French bread or baguettes like the ones shown in my photograph, I use my own starter for the dough, let it rise twice before I form it into loaves, and place a small pottery bowl of water in a very hot oven while the baguettes are baking. This moisture creates a crispy crust.

Here is a good recipe for home-made French-style bread, by King Arthur Flour company:

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/french-style-country-bread-recipe

For more elegant bread recipes, please visit M-J’s page, The Elegant Cook.

©M-J de Mesterton 2011

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Pita Bread



Yield: 8 Pitas


Ingredients


3 cups of unbleached white flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of yeast
11/2 cups of warm water
2 tablespoons of butter or your favorite vegetable/peanut oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add oil/butter and water.
Knead for ten minutes.
Form the dough into a ball and coat with oil, set into a bowl, and let rise for 90 minutes.


Punch down your dough-ball, then divide it into 8 balls. Dust them with flour on both sides and, using a rolling-pin, flatten them into discs.


Bake the pitas in your 400* oven on a stone or heavy, flat pan for approximately 5 minutes.


©M-J de Mesterton 2010

Pita Bread



Yield: 8 Pitas


Ingredients


3 cups of unbleached white flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of yeast
11/2 cups of warm water
2 tablespoons of butter or your favorite vegetable/peanut oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add oil/butter and water.
Knead for ten minutes.
Form the dough into a ball and coat with oil, set into a bowl, and let rise for 90 minutes.


Punch down your dough-ball, then divide it into 8 balls. Dust them with flour on both sides and, using a rolling-pin, flatten them into discs.


Bake the pitas in your 400* oven on a stone or heavy, flat pan for approximately 5 minutes.


©M-J de Mesterton 2010

Pita Bread



Yield: 8 Pitas


Ingredients


3 cups of unbleached white flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of yeast
11/2 cups of warm water
2 tablespoons of butter or your favorite vegetable/peanut oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add oil/butter and water.
Knead for ten minutes.
Form the dough into a ball and coat with oil, set into a bowl, and let rise for 90 minutes.


Punch down your dough-ball, then divide it into 8 balls. Dust them with flour on both sides and, using a rolling-pin, flatten them into discs.


Bake the pitas in your 400* oven on a stone or heavy, flat pan for approximately 5 minutes.


©M-J de Mesterton 2010

>Pita Bread

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Yield: 8 Pitas


Ingredients


3 cups of unbleached white flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of yeast
11/2 cups of warm water
2 tablespoons of butter or your favorite vegetable/peanut oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add oil/butter and water.
Knead for ten minutes.
Form the dough into a ball and coat with oil, set into a bowl, and let rise for 90 minutes.


Punch down your dough-ball, then divide it into 8 balls. Dust them with flour on both sides and, using a rolling-pin, flatten them into discs.


Bake the pitas in your 400* oven on a stone or heavy, flat pan for approximately 5 minutes.


©M-J de Mesterton 2010

Pita Bread



Yield: 8 Pitas


Ingredients


3 cups of unbleached white flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of yeast
11/2 cups of warm water
2 tablespoons of butter or your favorite vegetable/peanut oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add oil/butter and water.
Knead for ten minutes.
Form the dough into a ball and coat with oil, set into a bowl, and let rise for 90 minutes.


Punch down your dough-ball, then divide it into 8 balls. Dust them with flour on both sides and, using a rolling-pin, flatten them into discs.


Bake the pitas in your 400* oven on a stone or heavy, flat pan for approximately 5 minutes.


©M-J de Mesterton 2010

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