Katie Kinser’s French Bread

I made this a while ago. I found the recipe at Rachael’s fabulous blog, La Fuji Mama. This is a simple bread and it browns beautifully. Rachael also makes a wonderful 1 hour bread that I will hopefully share next week!

Note when I made this bread, I had some pretty dull knives. Therefore my cuts look terrible. I’ve since bought a few and my cuts come out much nicer :)

Thanks Rachael, this is a great recipe. :)

Katie Kinser’s French Bread
Makes 2 large loaves

[printable recipe]

1 1/2 Tbsp. or 2 packets (1/4 oz./7 g each) dry active yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
2 cups hot water
3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. salt
1/2 cup oil
5 – 6 cups all-purpose flour

1. Dissolve yeast, warm water, and 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar in a small bowl.

2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine hot water, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, salt, and oil. Add 3 cups of flour to the mixture in the large bowl/mixer and mix well. Stir in yeast mixture.

3. Add 2 – 3 cups more flour and mix until well blended. (At this point your dough will still be quite sticky). Leave in bowl and let rise for 1 hour, mixing a few strokes a couple of times during the hour.

4. Divide dough into 2 (or 3 if you want smaller loaves) pieces. Roll out each piece on a floured surface into the length desired then roll up length wise like a jelly roll.

5. Put on a greased cookie sheet, sealed side down, and tuck the ends under. Slash the top diagonally across the top every couple of inches with a sharp knife. Brush with egg white. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Let loaves rise 30 more minutes.

6. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.

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19 Responses to Katie Kinser’s French Bread

  1. 1
    Jelli Bean says:

    I always love new bread recipes! I'd love to see a picture of the centers of these loaves. Good work!

  2. 2
    Fuji Mama says:

    So glad you liked it! XOXO

  3. 3
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Nothing makes me more happy that fresh baked bread! When I was a kid I would fill up on bread and then never have any room for dinner….haha.

  4. 4
    jose manuel says:

    Muy buena receta de pan. Exquisita. Gracias.

  5. 5
    Ingrid says:

    LOL, I didn't notice anything about your cuts until you said something though they look fine to me.

    Almost everytime I comment lately that sweet, but sad looking turkey is staring me my comment! I feel like he doesn't like what I'm saying. :)

  6. 6
    Mags says:

    Wow Amanda, that's some great looking bread! I'm always on the lookout for new bread recipes so I'll keep this one bookmarked.

  7. 7
    Heather says:

    What delicious looking bread! The recipe looks quite manageable too – not one of those 2 day multi processing loaves. Great job.

  8. 8
    LDH says:

    I so love to make bread and this looks great. My son-in-law loves French bread so I'll give this one a try for him :)

  9. 9
    Marie says:

    Fabulous looking bread Amanda! I am in awe of you. I don't make great bread at all!! Oh, I accidentally deleted all my e-mails and so I lost your instructions on how to get a fan page on Facebook. Dare I ask you to send them again. Please pretty please??? xxoo

  10. 10
    Katrina says:

    That looks perfect!

  11. 11
    modcom says:

    Beautiful recipe, beautiful picture, and beautiful writing. What's not to love here?

  12. 12
    Pam says:

    Nothing like warm fresh bread out of the oven…yum!!


  13. 13
    TeaLady says:

    Your bread came out beautifully. Made some french bread a couple of weeks ago but it didn't look neary this pretty.

  14. 14
    noobcook says:

    Your bread looked really beautiful and perfectly browned. I can almost smell the aroma from here :)

  15. 15
    margot says:

    French bread is my favorite, those loaves look wonderful.

  16. 16
    Barbara Bakes says:

    Your bread looks delicious! I can just imagine how amazing it smelled while it was baking!

  17. 17
    PheMom says:

    Mmmm… that bread does look really great!

    Just wanted to let you know you WON!! :) HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


  18. 18
    Culinary Cory says:

    I love crusty breads. Yours looks great!

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