French Bread

Today on the dinner menu was good old Spaghetti & Meatballs, yum yum! So I decided we needed some bread to go along on the side. I looked at focaccia and ciabatta bread recipes but I only had ingredients on hand for french bread, so I set out all the ingredients and Charlotte and I got busy in the kitchen! 

Sprinkle yeast on warm water to dissolve
Yeast dissolved in water
Adding the sugar to feed the yeast
Mixing in the flour

Patting the top with flour

Turn the ball of dough in a greased bowl once to coat
After an hour of rising
Punch the dough down
30 more minutes of rising
Form into a loaf, let rise for 30 minutes, then brush with egg white
Bake for 25 minutes, wonderfully crispy!
Buy some garlic spread or make your own (like we did) with butter, garlic and homegrown basil, salt to taste, broil it and serve with your yummy spaghetti and a salad.

We made the meatballs and sauce but not the salad, that is one of those all-in-one bad deals, yummers!
Everybody was begging for seconds!


  1. Wow, your own bread? I am impressed. It looks just as good as something you'd get in a bakery.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Vicky! A while back, in order to take a step closer to eating healthier and saving money, I decided to make all the bread products we use :)

  3. Your bread looks great, I haven't made french bread in a while! New follower from the blogging buddies hop, have a great evening! You can find me at


  4. Yummmmm. . . that looks great! Following you now from a Friday bloghop. Have a great weekend!
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  5. This looks absolutely delicious!! I think I might put this on my "to make this weekend" list. Thank you for joining my Circle of Friends Blog Hop. I am following you on GFC now, and I added THIS recipe to my Weekly Recipe Round Up. Yummy!

  6. This looks so yummy...loved that you involved your kiddo :)
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  7. That looks so delicious! There are few things as good as fresh homemade bread. Great that your daughter helped too.

  8. Ohhh yummy. I want to try making my own bread! Thanks for stopping by my blog purplestpecalin.blogspot.com.

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  9. Thanks for all the kind comments everyone! We love making our own bread but normally use the bread machine, this was a nice change :)

  10. Um wow? Yeah, kinda jealous. My bread baking is always a hit or miss.


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