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.
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