Chef Rick””s Classic French Bread
Recipe courtesy Rick Paul, owner Rick””s White Light Diner in Frankfort, KY
Prep Time:5 minInactive Prep Time:1 hr 0 minCook Time:15 min
Easy MAKEINTO 12 “ROLLS” = BAKE FOR 15 mins. CHECK COLOR
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.