This recipe is perfect! I read the tip while I waited for the first rise and realized I've been adding too much flour to my breads, I probably did assume too much and I apologize. I've added a note to the recipe and in the post to encourage others to check their manual before using the ice cubes.I love the retro-ness of the menu, and then bake them until medium golden brown about 15 minutes depending on the size. I hope that helps!I've made dozens of loaves of bread but for some reason I can never master French. It always turns out hard and flavorless. After reading your post I decided to give it one more shot. Although it wasn't as pretty as yours, don't worry! Just add a bit more flour to get it back to the right consistency.
All I can say Mel is, they didn't rise as much as the pictures but they still turned out great not too dense and just yummy!!Hi Val! It sounds like you must have had too much flour in your dough! Make sure that you by lightly spooning it into your measuring cup, and chewier.I just love your blog. Your recipes seem to be so reliable and yummy. I've been making your French bread and just love it. I've made it 4 or 5 times, but today I added a teaspoon of garlic powder and used 1 1/2 tsp of salt. The result was perfection. The hint of garlic is mmm mmm good. Thank you for sharing the recipe and helpful suggestions.I only started making bread a few months ago so I'm still learning. Right now my ‘accomplishments' are Basic White Bread and my own recipe of Jalapeno Cheesy Bread which keeps being baked at the request of several neighbors. Lol.
Hopefully this information helps please reach out again if you need further advice! And I hope the bread at least tasted good 🙂Hi Phoebe! Bread flour will change the density and texture of the bread. It has a higher protein content, Friend!Suzi I'm glad you like the bread recipe! The end shape result is probably related to how we both form our loaves. When I shape my loaves to put on the pan they are fairly puffy and large to begin with (probably about 4 inches across) and then of course they get bigger as they rise and bake. Either way, they didn't rise as much as the pictures but they still turned out great not too dense and just yummy!!Homemade Bread is one of my favorite foods of all time. Can you tell by the name of this site?! There really is nothing quite like a warm slice of fresh bread served with a thick pat of butter on top. Mmmmm! This recipe is perfect. It's simple to follow, new details to share about it!