Recipe courtesy of Rick Paul

Chef Rick's Classic French Bread

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

3 cups bread flour

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 tablespoon honey

1 1/4 cups warm water

1 1/2 tablespoons yeast

Directions

  1. Add the flour, salt and honey to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Mix until combined.
  2. Add the water and yeast 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 the dough is doubled in size. Punch the dough down and divide it into 6 equal parts. Form into six 6-inch loaves, cover and allow them to double in size.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Arrange the loaves on a baking sheet and bake until light brown.
  4. Enjoy!