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Daring Bakers Go French, Bread That Is….

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Technically it’s 11:25pm, so I am 35 minutes early for posting this, but tomorrow is crazy for me, so sorry for cheating by a few minutes!

This month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Mary from The Bread Chick. She chose a lovely French Bread Recipe where you can find HERE. We could choose to make our bread into a number of different ways, like one big loaf, little loaves, round, oval, you name it, we had all sorts of options.

I chose the giant big oval loaf, literally! It turned out much larger than I expected it to. It was almost comical pulling out of the oven because it was so big, but overall, it looked pretty decent considering I’m certainly no bread baker!!

It was nice to slice into this monster loaf, it started to look like “normal” bread. Who doesn’t like a few giant pads of butter to go along with their giant French Bread??!!

A little bread with your butter?

We could also top our bread with whatever we wanted, so after I photographed the “big loaf” I decided to go back to my childhood days in the lunchroom cafeteria. I soooo remember ordering the French Bread Pizza Boat. So, at 10:00pm I was making my pizza boat.

Long live the Pizza Boat!

This was a great challenge. I think I had most fun with the pizza boat, check out other Daring Bakers to see what they did with their French Bread! And who knows, you might be ready for next month’s challenge!! Bonsoir!

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  1. 1
    Gigi says:

    I love it! You made french bread pizza! Nice job.

  2. 2
    Pixie says:

    I bet that pizza was absolutely gorgeous, well done!

  3. 3
    Dhanggit says:

    this is absolutely gorgeous Jenny!! great job for this month’s challenge!!

  4. 4
    Ann says:

    Perfect! I love the idea of making pizza with it!

  5. 5
    Karen says:

    Oh the pizza boat, I haven’t seen one of those in years! Great thinking. Love that big bread! Looks great!

  6. 6
    Tracy says:

    Looks great! I never thought of French bread pizza. I’ll bet the kids loved it!

  7. 7
    Playful Professional says:

    This definitely makes me want French bread pizza, but I think I’m going to be buying my French bread (unless you want to send me some of yours).

  8. 8
    amanda. says:

    Yum! I’m now craving pizza! Dangit.

    You did a great job though. It’s gorgeous.

  9. 9
    Beth G. says:

    I love, LOVE that you made the pizza, that is awesome!! Your bread looks INCREDIBLE- GREAT JOB!!! :O)

  10. 10
    Gabi says:

    Lovely job and I adore the french bread pizza!
    x x x

  11. 11
    Catherine Wilkinson says:

    Good grief! Baking that late???
    Wow – I’m in pajamas, watching American Idol by 8pm! That’s a BEAUTIFUL bread and the creativity with the pizza boats…very very nice! You are a wonder! Kudos for food dedication and the photos just keep getting better!

  12. 12
    Suzanne says:

    Gread job–looks delish!

  13. 13
    Deborah says:

    I love the pizza boat!! I was actually thinking of doing this in one big loaf, so I’m glad to see that it worked out.

  14. 14
    Melanie says:

    LOVE the pizza boat idea (total flashback to cafeteria lunches although yours definitely looks much more gourmet and palatable!).

  15. 15
    Barbara Bakes says:

    I think you win the award for most creative with your bread. Looks wonderful!

  16. 16
    LeAnne says:

    It looks delicious! One of our favorite things to do is to make French Bread pizza. One of these days I’ll get ambitious and try homemade French Bread!

  17. 17
    Emiline says:

    I want a pizza boat!

  18. 18
    Janet says:

    Pizza! What a great idea!
    Nice job.

  19. 19
    Jaime says:

    i SO remember the pizza boat too!! LOL

    i love your giant loaf of french bread 🙂 good job!

  20. 20
    Proud Italian Cook says:

    Jenny, I love your giant loaf, and what a perfect idea for pizza!Bread and butter’s not to shabby either!!Yummmm

  21. 21
    Tartelette says:

    Fabulous job Jenny! We had pizza boats for dinner with the loaf I had frozen…Yummm!

  22. 22
    Big Boys Oven says:

    Gosh your bread looks so lovely indeed, so soft so silky, I love the way you did it! salute to you!

  23. 23
    Anne says:

    Pizza sounds good! well done on this challenge 🙂

  24. 24
    Kevin says:

    Nice looking bread! The French bread pizza is a great idea.

  25. 25
    Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Whoaaaa Jenny…what a great loaf & I LOVE the pizza boat. Can see you’ve enjoyed this challenge a load….giant pads of butter & childhood memories revisited. I enjoyed mine too. CLAP CLAP!! Lol Deeba

  26. 26
    Nemmie says:

    Thanks a lot – it’s after 9pm here, and now I’m craving pizza…

    Fabulous job Jenny, I love your giant loaf!

  27. 27
    Mer says:

    Pizza boat. Inspired. :0)

  28. 28
    Aamena says:

    nice pizza boat! you bread looks great i think!

  29. 29
    Kim A says:

    WOW…you just keep outdoing yourself! I mean from one television appearance to the next….to your 6 dish cooking demonstration for the “women’s conference”…to whipping up your pizza boat at 10:00 PM…you’re just out of this world! Still laughing about your pre-teen “mullit” comment! Love ya 😀

  30. 30
    zorra says:

    Yummie, I like the Pizza Boat, great idea!

  31. 31
    ostwestwind says:

    I like the pizza version, well done!

    Ulrike from Küchenlatein

  32. 32
    Cakespy says:

    Wow, the texture is just beautiful. This one looks like my kind of loaf, and pizza makes everything better!

  33. 33
    Birdie says:

    Great Job Jenny! The pizza looks great. I made 2 baguettes for the challenge so maybe pizza is the way to go for the next loaf. Thanks for the tag. Now I just have to think of 5 interesting things about myself.

  34. 34
    Patsyk says:

    The French Bread pizza has my mouth watering and lunch is at least a couple hours away for me!

  35. 35
    noble pig says:

    Wow! That french bread pizza looks incredible!! To die for really

  36. 36
    Jenny says:

    I have been wondering what to do with my slightly larger loaf of the three, and your pizza has completely inspired me. Looks so delicious!

  37. 37
    Claire says:

    What a great thought…pizza! I bet that was fantastic. Good job.

  38. 38
    Gretchen Noelle says:

    I don;t think you can say you are not a bread baker anymore! You did a fabulous job with the breads and a great job with the pizza! Makes me hungry for more french bread!

  39. 39
    breadchick says:

    That pizza looks so good! Great job on the challenge

    Thanks for baking with Sara and I

  40. 40
    Ames Family says:

    I just found your blog through google when I was looking for a Paradise Bakery oatmeal chocolate chipper cookie recipe. I love your recipe blog! Thanks for the great ideas.

  41. 41
    Emiline says:

    AWW, man! I thought you were going to win.
    You did a great job!

  42. 42
    Tracy says:

    Hey, just wanted to say you looked great on FN. You are a natural on TV. Your mac & cheese looked great.

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