Breads are a fairly new things to me so I never really create things on my own.lol In fact this was my first bread I have made by hand it is usually always in the bread machine! So when I was looking for a good recipe I headed over to My Side of Life, my favorite blog, and found a french bread. It was pretty simple and I think I did everything right :O)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 package yeast
1 cup warm water
salt to taste (I used 3/4 teaspoon)
In a large bowl, combine water with yeast and salt. You will then need to let sit for five minutes. Stir in flour until the dough is stiff enough to knead. I added a half of a cup at a time and when I got to about 2 1/2 cups turned it out onto a counter. Remember 3 cups is not an exact amount it may vary. Knead dough until smooth and elastic–a few minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover to let rise until doubled. Form dough into a french-style loaf and place on greased baking sheet. Place immediately in oven surprisingly NOT PREHEATED!–bread will rise as oven heats up. Set oven at 375-degrees. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
I'm not even going to lie hers is way better looking then mine.lol If you want to see the original recipe and check out some of her other amazing recipes check out her page My Side of Life :O)