Fastest French bread ever!

I bet you thought it took all day to make bread, and you had to let it rise, and then punch it down and let it rise again... but no. You can make bread while you're making dinner. It's maybe not the best bread you ever ate, but it's perfectly fine for a family dinner.

How to make bread:

In a medium-sized bowl, mix three cups of flour, two teaspoons of instant yeast, two teaspoons of salt and a cup and a quarter of warm water with a wooden spoon. When the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl, turn it out onto a floured counter and knead it for a minute. Form it into a long loaf, a little shorter than a cookie sheet, and put it on a cookie sheet. Set aside in the warmest spot in your kitchen. Set the oven for 425 F and let the bread rise while the oven preheats. When the oven is ready, put in the bread and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the loaf is browned and sounds hollow when you tap it on the bottom. Let cool a few minutes (it will cool faster if you slice it) and enjoy.

Some ways to use your bread

Eat this bread plain with lentil soup, or toast it and spread parsley boniet on it to make bruschetta. You can brush olive oil on it and sprinkle it with thyme to make thyme bread.

Vegetarian or vegan

Just naturally vegan! Enjoy!

Can I keep this for later?

If you have some bread left and want to keep it for morning, put it in a plastic bag or it will dry out and get hard. But really, it's not going to keep very long. If you freeze it within an hour or two, you should be able to thaw it out fine for a couple of weeks. If it does get stale, you can use it to make gazpacho or bread stuffing.