How To Make French Baguettes

French Baguettes are traditionally made fresh daily.  I have developed what I believe is an easy version.  It used five basic ingredients.  Do not be alarmed if the dough is very sticky and wet.  This is a high hydration dough and it is supposed to be this way.

Baguettes make great toasted garlic bread to be served with pasta.  Another great idea is to them them into French bread pizzas by slicing the loaf in half, spreading sauce, cheese and topping and baking in an oven.  Use day old bread for French toast, bread puddings, croutons or bread crumbs.

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How to Make Best Focaccia Bread

Focaccia bread is my absolute favorite bread.  It tastes nothing like store bought.  This is soooooo much better.  And best of all it is not difficult to make.

Topping ingredients are optional.  Some suggestions, olive oil, garlic, granulated onion, coarse salt, crushed red pepper flakes, rosemary, grated parmesan cheese, basil, Italian spices, oregano to name a few.  Customize it to your tastes.

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White 4 Braid Bread Recipe

Today we are going to be making a White 4 Braid Bread from scratch by hand.  This means we will be doing all the kneading by hand and not using the stand mixer.  I am doing this to give you the experience to get in touch with your bread and show it is a labor of love.

While this recipes does not have eggs in the bread, I am using an egg wash to give a nice golden brown color on the crust and as a glue to hold our toppings.  You can replace the egg wash with some cream or milk which will give you a more duller color, but it will be just as tasty. read more

Dinner Roll Recipe

These are absolutely the best Dinner Rolls around.  Once you do home-made you will never want store bought again.

Do not be afraid by the 3 hour time frame to complete this recipe, the majority of the time is waiting for the dough to proof/rise/ferment.

You can easily make these smaller and increase the quantity or make nice 12 hamburger or hot dog buns.  The topping can be almost anything you wish.  An egg wash applied before you add the toppings will glue them to the bun. read more