Comments on: Baking the Perfect Loaf of French Bread http://steamykitchen.com/75-baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:52:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/75-baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237783 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:57:15 +0000 http://s198136598.onlinehome.us/blog/2007/04/18/baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread/#comment-1237783 A regular baking sheet, upside down will work as well.

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By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/75-baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237782 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:56:53 +0000 http://s198136598.onlinehome.us/blog/2007/04/18/baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread/#comment-1237782 It should be just fine!

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By: Britani http://steamykitchen.com/75-baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237774 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:09:27 +0000 http://s198136598.onlinehome.us/blog/2007/04/18/baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread/#comment-1237774 So in my excitement to make this bread, I missed the “rapid rise” part of the yeast ingredient. I used regular active dry yeast. I didn’t soak it in water or anything, just threw it in with the water and salt and flour and mixed. Didn’t even think about it until I was reading the comments here. What will this do to my bread? Does it need to rise longer?

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By: BOLA http://steamykitchen.com/75-baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237772 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:51:02 +0000 http://s198136598.onlinehome.us/blog/2007/04/18/baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread/#comment-1237772 Thanks so much for the recipe. I don’t have the pizza stone, what can l use to substitute the stone?

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By: Maureen http://steamykitchen.com/75-baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237697 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 23:42:05 +0000 http://s198136598.onlinehome.us/blog/2007/04/18/baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread/#comment-1237697 Wow, I just had my Pyrex loaf pan EXPLODE in th oven when I put the water in it. I sure wish I had read the comments of the others who had the same problem.

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By: Adrienne http://steamykitchen.com/75-baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237182 Mon, 04 May 2015 06:18:08 +0000 http://s198136598.onlinehome.us/blog/2007/04/18/baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread/#comment-1237182 I am so glad I found your instructions – especially the part about steaming the bread when it goes in the oven. I have an electric stove so I just threw in the water and shut the door. The crust turned out crispy and delicious. Also your photos of the folding and pinching were very helpful – I had begun my bread making adventure using instructions from another blog – which had no photo references.

First time making bread at home, and I have to say that I don’t see myself buying store bought ever again. When I have time, I will definitely look around your site for more cooking inspiration and instructions.

Mahalo!

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By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/75-baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread.html/comment-page-5#comment-1236866 Sat, 04 Apr 2015 15:50:04 +0000 http://s198136598.onlinehome.us/blog/2007/04/18/baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread/#comment-1236866 Diana – Yay! I’m happy that you kept trying! jaden

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By: Diana http://steamykitchen.com/75-baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread.html/comment-page-5#comment-1236864 Sat, 04 Apr 2015 00:49:40 +0000 http://s198136598.onlinehome.us/blog/2007/04/18/baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread/#comment-1236864 I’m not skilled at bread–at all. I’ve made this twice, the first time didn’t work out because I accidentally skipped a step (or two), so it wasn’t as good as it could have been. But the second time I made it, it was amazing. I looked and tasted beautiful. Such an easy and wonderful recipe. Thank you so much!

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By: Melka http://steamykitchen.com/75-baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread.html/comment-page-5#comment-1236844 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:26:45 +0000 http://s198136598.onlinehome.us/blog/2007/04/18/baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread/#comment-1236844 Substituting all-purpose flour should be fine, since French bread does not normally have such a high protein flour as bread flour in it. I am certainly willing to sacrifice a little authenticity to crank out a good loaf in 3 hours. :)

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By: Karen http://steamykitchen.com/75-baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread.html/comment-page-5#comment-1236662 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:57:50 +0000 http://s198136598.onlinehome.us/blog/2007/04/18/baking-the-perfect-loaf-of-french-bread/#comment-1236662 I have to say I thought this recipe and process seemed a bit convoluted (the folding, stretching, karate chop and tossed water in the oven) but the bread turned out amazing. Not only the taste, but it looked incredible. Thank you for the dough hook mixer recipe. I have completely under utilized my expensive mixer; until now. It’s worth following the steps to the letter. The result is the kids poke their heads out of their bedrooms and out of their devices, and run down the steps to devour the bread. Thank you, Jaden!

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