Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch French Bread Pizza


Chicken, bacon, and ranch dressing is one of my favorite flavor combinations and this french bread pizza is divine. You must make it–today! (Or tomorrow, I’ll give you a little time.)

Of course, you can use store-bought french bread as the base, but c’mon, make some homemade french bread with Grandmother Bread. You won’t be sorry! To make french bread with Grandmother Bread, you add a bit less sugar and a tablespoon of olive oil per loaf in the recipe–you don’t want the bread to be sweet, and the oil gives a tenderness inside and a crispiness outside. A bit of a higher temperature also adds to the nice, crusty french bread style.
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How to make French Bread with Grandmother Bread:

How much pizza do you want to make? Choose the one-loaf or two-loaf recipe.

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One-loaf French Bread with Grandmother Bread recipe–

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 1/2 cups flour

Two-loaf French Bread with Grandmother Bread recipe–

3 cups warm water
1 tablespoon (1 packet) yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
7 cups flour

In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, salt, sugar, and oil. Let sit five minutes. Begin stirring in flour with a heavy spoon, a cup at a time, stirring until dough becomes too stiff to continue with a spoon. Add a little more flour and begin kneading. The amount of flour is approximate–your mileage may vary! Continue adding flour and kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic. Let dough rise in a greased, covered bowl until doubled. (Usually 30-60 minutes.) Uncover bowl; sprinkle in a little more flour and knead again before dividing, in two pieces if using the two-loaf recipe. Shape into french bread loaves. Sprinkle a large greased baking sheet with cornmeal if de