“52 Breads in 2013” – #2 French Bread {Guest Blogger}

Please join me in giving a warm Canadian welcome to “Life without Lemons”.  Originally hailing from the UK and now living in Canada, we are very excited to announce that, Elyse with her fabulous “52  Breads in 2013” will be our weekly guest blogger.  If you are looking for some fabulous bread recipes, drop by each week and see what delicious bread Elyse has baked in her kitchen.

PhotobucketA life without lemons is like swimming in the nude.  You can do it, but it just feels wrong.

A Life Without Lemons is my little blog about food, family and an ongoing love affair with gin and tonic.  I am a wife, mother of two lovely (loud, messy, crazy) boys, trained butcher and passionate cook of all things tasty.  I moved from rainy England to snowy Canada in 2011 and planned to make friends and influence people with food and gin.

In 2013 I have embarked on a baking mission to make 52 different breads.  All of the recipes are from one book- Women’s Institute: Bread.  I have no special tools or fancy equipment.  Just me, my kitchen and a pre heated oven.

Why not come along for the ride and make some bread……….

Week two of my bread baking mission and as the kids circle the kitchen in hungry anticipation the bread revealing itself from the oven is French Bread.  This is a simple recipe but requires two proving stages, so don’t plan to bake this when time is tight.

The addition of the water in the bottom of the oven creates steam, which gives the bread a crisp crust.

“52 Breads in 2013”

#2 French Bread {Recipe}



TASTE TEST: The French Bread was a big hit with the family and we ate this for brunch, filled with crispy bacon.  This bread is best eaten fresh on the day it is baked as after 1 day in the bread bin it was rock hard, but can be split and toasted quite happily.


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