French Style Baquette Bread
|2||oz||olive oil, or vegetable oil|
|8||oz||active dry yeast|
|7||pound||bread flour, to 8 lbs|
|Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix together holding back on some of the flour until you see that it is needed. |
Knead dough 5-10 minutes or until dough is smooth. Cover and let rise until double in size.
Punch down and form into desired shapes-baquettes,round loaves etc. Bake at 375* 20-30 minutes depending on loaf size.
By adding fresh chopped herbs and some roasted garlic to this dough you can come up with some very flavorful breads.