Mini French Bread Loaves (Serves 2)
15 mins (prep 5, cooking 10)
6 ingredients
2 servings
Since both of my kids are in college, most nights it is just DH and I for dinner, so I decided to buy the book "Small -Batch Baking" by Debby Maugans Nakos. We love fresh baked bread, but find the recipes make too much for us, so this makes two mini loaves. These are soft on the inside and with a crispy crust. Because these have no fat, they don't save well, so best served same day of baking. NOTE: This takes many hours of rising, not a good recipe for the weekdays if working, but great for a weekend or if you don't work. The long rising times really allow for the flavor development. You will need to allow at least 5 hours rising time.

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  • 3/4 cup bread flour, plus more as needed and for dusting work surface (plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (i use fine sea salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fast rise yeast
  • olive oil, for greasing the bowl


Serving Size (2.49 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 2.48 Calories from Fat 1.26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.14g 0.43%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.36%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.04mg 0.02%
Sodium 583.48mg 48.62%
Total Carbohydrate 0.27g 0.18%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.06%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.04g 0.16%
Vitamin A 0.09IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.62mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bread flour