French Bread

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Cate S. White on craftsy.com
Cate S. White  July 2, 2014 10:41 AM
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I haven't tried this yet, but I really want to thank you for your kindness and generosity for offering it to us for free. Thank you!

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2strings  July 2, 2014 7:26 PM
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I hope you do like it. So far, the reviews have been excellent.

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Hummingbird 1st  January 5, 2014 0:01 PM
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The bread looks delicious! I have downloaded the recipe and hope to make this soon. I am a beginner at breadmaking. Thank you for sharing.

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2strings  January 5, 2014 3:54 PM
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It should turn out well for you. The real trick is in knowing when to stop adding flour, but you do get a feel for it after a few times around. Best of luck with baking bread!

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Sheila1958  September 3, 2013 9:34 AM
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I found it this time. Thank you for the recipe.

2strings on craftsy.com
2strings  September 3, 2013 7:32 PM
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So glad you found it! Enjoy!!

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Sheila1958  September 3, 2013 9:30 AM
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I would like this recipe, please. I don't see it.

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2strings  February 14, 2014 11:06 AM
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Sheila, I just found this comment. I'll be happy to send you the recipe via email. You can send an email to me and I'll send the recipe in reply. My address is klee2strings@gmail.com

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Margaret Mcgrath  April 27, 2013 6:46 AM
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can't find recipe

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Margaret Mcgrath  April 27, 2013 6:46 AM
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my email is mollymargaret1@hotmail.com

2strings on craftsy.com
2strings  April 28, 2013 0:17 PM
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I'm sending it to you right now.

Margaret Mcgrath on craftsy.com
Margaret Mcgrath  April 20, 2013 6:39 AM
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where is the recipe/??

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2strings  April 21, 2013 6:44 AM
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Margaret, go to the French Bread on my project page, click on "view full details..", then click on the pattern name. It will take you right to the pattern page and you can add the pattern to your cart and download it. Or, if you send me an email address I'll email the recipe to you.

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B3B Creations  February 5, 2014 5:38 AM
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i'm french and i could say that the best way to judge this bread is seeing its crumb....

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B3B Creations  February 5, 2014 5:39 AM
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anyway it looks like most of the baguettes sold at franch baker's

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2strings  February 5, 2014 9:59 AM
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Thank you for this bit of information. You've made me nervous! I've never been to France, so I don't have much to go by in knowing whether or not this is at all authentic. The inside is quite chewy and moist, and it's a much smoother texture than traditional white bread. I learned most of what I know about baking bread from my grandmother who was a German-Russian, North Dakota farmer's wife.

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B3B Creations  February 7, 2014 1:15 AM
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good morning ! thanks replying and giving a little piece of your story. i'm french and half of my family lives in Alsace - near french & german border - so i can easily imagine what kind of bread you've done (perfect for breakfast with butter and jam ;) !
in france bread is only made of flour, baker yeast, salt and lukewarm water ; here the recipe (needs energy and patience) :
1 - dissolve yeast in a little of lukerwarm water
2- mixing flour and salt
3- then add yeast dissolved, knead adding warm water little by little until getting an uniform ball.
4 - let it rest 2 hours in a warm and wet place
5- hit the dough so the carbonic gaz can escape
6- hoven with a plate of water (to get a crispy crust)
hope this recipe suit you
have a good day !

2strings on craftsy.com
2strings  February 7, 2014 0:01 PM
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Thank you so much! I'll give this a try. The main difference in my recipe is the addition of just a small amount of butter. I also add the flour to the water instead of the other way around.

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Countrygirl2of6  January 3, 2013 1:42 PM
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I have made French bread for years, with and without sourdough, and have yet to add sugar, which is never used in true French bread. Why are you adding sugar and butter? Is it to achieve the texture or crust?

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2strings  February 22, 2013 1:57 PM
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I love baking bread, but I'm not an expert in any stretch of the imagination. I'm not sure what the sugar or butter do, but this bread really is our favorite.. The crust is crisp, the inside is very tender, and the flavor is wonderful.

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