I'm going to try to make homemade bread once a month. I decided to make New Orleans French Bread this month. It makes four small loaves that I use for garlic bread. Since garlic bread is about $3.50 in the store, I figure I'm saving some money.
New Orleans French Bread
1 pkg. Yeast 2 T. Sugar
2 1/2 c. Water 1 T. Salt
1 t. Sugar 6 1/2 Flour
Add flour mixture and knead 8 minutes. Place in greased bowl and let rise 1 1/2 hours. Turn on floured surface for 15 minutes. Knead and shape into 4 small loaves. Cut four slashes. Bake 15 minutes at 450 degrees and then 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Needless to say things are busy here in cabin country. It has been cold, crisp, and it still winter.