Vietnamese bread is similar to French bread. Learn the skill to make your own bread at home. You’ll find out how easy it is to bake it. To make Vietnamese sandwiches, you can make smaller loaves, about 5 loaves for the same ingredients.

French Bread Recipe:
1 tbsp yeast + warm water to activate
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp salt

Prepare the yeast: in a bowl, add yeast and warm water together to activate it. Yeast will bubble up.

Mix the flour and salt together, then add activated yeast. Add about 3 cups of water.

Put some flour on a kneading surface, and start kneading for about 5 minutes or until it becomes consistent.

Let the flour rest in a warm bowl and cover it with a plastic bag and leave it in the bowl for about 2 hours. It will rise more than double after that.

Grease a regular cooking sheet and set it aside.

Put some flour on a kneading surface and knead the flour again to make a nice ball, then form it into 2 loaves. Punch the loaf down in the middle and pinch it close and do it over and over until it forms a nice long loaf. Make 3 deep cuts on the loaf and move it over to the cooking sheet, let it rise for about 1 1/2 hr.

Preheat the oven to 400F. Pour a cup of water into the oven to create some steam and then reduce the temperature down to to 350F. Insert the cooking sheet and bake for 35 minutes until done.

Makes 2 loaves. 


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