The first step for the French bread is to mix warm water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Then mix hot water, oil and additional sugar in a large bowl. To the large bowl, add two cups flour and mix until combined. Once combined, add yeast mixture. It will become very wet. Add another cup of flour and mix until nearly combined. For a minute or so, knead the dough until it comes together. Set aside for one hour.
After dough has risen, transfer to baking sheet. Stretch the dough diagonally across the pan, as seen below. Let rise an additional 30 minutes.
Once risen, place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
French Bread Adapted from La Fuji Mama
- 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 3 cups all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix yeast, warm water and 1/4 tsp sugar in small bowl. Set aside.
Mix hot water, 1 1/2 tbsp sugar, oil and salt in large bowl. Add two cups all purpose flour and mix until dough forms. Add yeast mixture. (Mixture will be very wet.) Add one cup flour and mix until dough forms. Let rise for one hour.
Transfer to baking sheet and stretch into long baguette. Let rise for 30 minutes.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
French Bread Tofurky Sandwich - Makes one
- 1 5-inch sub
- 1 tbsp vegenaise
- 3 slices peppered Tofurky
- Handful mixed greens
- 2 slices cheese
Slice 5-inch sub horizontally. Spread vegenaise on one half. Pile with Tofurky, cheese and mixed greens.