Chef Rick's Classic French Bread
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/4 cups warm water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
In an standing mixer fitted with a dough hook, add the flour, salt and honey. Whip until combined.
Add the yeast and the water to a small bowl and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Add the yeast water to the flour mixture and beat until well mixed. Put the mixing bowl in a warm place, cover and let rise until doubled in size. Punch the dough down and divide it into 6 equal parts. Form into 6 (6-inch) loaves, cover and allow them to double in size.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. arrange the loaves on a baking sheet and bake until light brown.
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
Recipe courtesy Rick Paul, owner Rick's White Light Diner in Frankfort, KY