Last week, I wanted to make some bread to go along with a new pasta dish we were having. I bake alot, but usually my baking involves desserts, not bread. However, I wanted to give it a try and see if I could find a new recipe and that's when I found the French Bread with a KitchenAid Mixer recipe.
As soon as I saw that I could make bread with my Kitchenaid Mixer - I knew I had to go for it.
I love my Kitchenaid Mixer... love, love, love it! The mixer didn't play a huge role in this recipe, but I got to use that nifty dough hook that I don't use otherwise, so it was fun!
Note: for those of you who skim recipes (like me)...be sure to read all the way through before starting. I somehow missed the "let rise for another hour" and we ended up having bread after supper because it wasn't done in time to eat with supper! I should have listened to a friend who told me so! Oh well...it was delicious when we finally got to eat it!
P.S. Because I'm a dork and apparently don't know the difference between long and short...I rolled form the short ends of the rectangles and ended up with short fat loaves vs. long elegant ones.
I wondered why they didn't quite seem right...but by the time I figured it out, they were all rolled up and rising again! It still tasted good, but I recommend being smarter than me! Let me know if you try this and check out other recipes I've posted here!Print
French Bread with Kitchenaid Mixer - perfectly soft and easy bread, perfect with any meal! #frenchbread #freshbread #bread #kitchenaid #french
- This recipe is best when you can use a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer (or similar mixer). Dissolve the yeast in warm water in a mixing bowl.
- Next, add salt, butter, and flour. Attach bowl to mixer and use the dough hook to mix and knead for about 3 minute on Speed 2. The dough will be sticky, but that's okay!
- Transfer the dough to another greased bowl and turn it to coat with oil.
- Cover and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about an hour (or until doubled).
- Punch dough down and divide in half. Roll each ball on a floured surface into a 12" x 15" square. Roll each rectangle up tightly (from the longest side), tapering ends if desired.
- Grease baking sheets and dust with corn meal.
- Cover and let rise for another hour (or until doubled) in a warm, draft-free environment.
- Cut diagonal slices in the top of each loaf with a sharp knife.
- Bake at 450°F for 25 minutes, then remove from oven. Beat egg white and water together; brush each loaf with the mixture.
- Bake another 5 minutes.
- Allow to cool and serve with butter, garlic, cheese, etc.
- Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 25
- Category: Bread
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
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