Keegan's easy French bread

Keegan's easy French bread

My son wanted to make bread with dad, so I decided I needed to write a recipe that was just for him and I.  He was pretty excited that it was a special recipe that I wrote just for him.  
He was very involved in the whole process, and was thrilled to eat it after it was done.  I told him I would name the recipe after him. :)
You could make it with just white flour if you want, I really enjoyed the taste of whole wheat flour cut in.  


1 1/2c unbleached white flour
1c whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tablespoon raw sugar (or sugar of choice)
1 1/2 tsp. dry yeast
1c very warm water (not too hot, but hotter than luke warm)

Preheat your oven by turning it to 180* and let it warm up for about 2 minutes, then shut it off.  Don't open the door.

In a mixing bowl (or stand mixer if you have it) combine the first 5 ingredients.  With a wire whisk, mix all the dry ingredients well.  With the kneading attachment attached, start the mixer and slowly add the very warm water.  Mix until it forms a dough.  When it has formed a dough ball, turn the mixer up and knead for 3 minutes. (you can do this by hand also.  If you do it by hand, mix the water in, stir until you get a nice dough, then mix with hands until a dough ball is formed.  Then remove onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes).  
When you are done kneading, put into a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Put into your warm oven and let rise for 30-35 minutes.  While it is rising, clean up your mess! :)  
After the dough has doubled, remove from oven and punch down.  On a lightly floured surface, press the dough down until it forms a rectangle shape (about a 6x12 inch)  I like to cut the edges to make it pretty.  From the end closest to you, roll up loosely so it forms a nice log.  Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicone pad.  With a very sharp knife, slice some slats in the top (5 or 6).  Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place on top of stove to rise for 20 minutes.
While the bread is rising again, preheat the oven to 400*.  
After 20 minutes, remove the towel and carefully brush the top with water or I used the liquid from a can of chickpeas.  Sprinkle with a little kosher salt, or maybe some oats.  
Place in oven carefully and bake for 20-23 minutes, or until the top is lightly golden brown.  Remove from oven and place loaf on a cooling rack to cool.
Get creative with this recipe.  You could add seeds on top, or even to the mix.  Most of all, Enjoy!!


  1. OMG, a piece of bread to go with the "cauliflower mushroom soup" would be the perfect meal for me! The problem is that I can only turn on my oven in winter, even though I live on the coast (SoCal).

  2. That looks so yummy! Thank you for the recipe. And what an adorable bread baker.

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