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Homemade French Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Brian and Kim Piedlow
Added: Friday, January 5, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 Cups HOT water
2 Tablesppons Shortening
2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons instant rise yeast
6 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350
Place hot water in large bowl. Add shortening, salt and sugar. Stir and let stand until lukewarm. Spinkle yeast over all, beat until smooth. Add 3 cups flour and beat until mixed. Work in 2 ups flour with wooden spoon. Gradually add final 1 1/2 cups flour until no longer sticky, approximately 3-5 minutes. Cover with towel and let rise for 30 minutes. Punch down and place on floured board. Roll out into a rectangle. Cut lengthwise in 1/2. Roll up each strip to length desired. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Cover dough and let rise 25 minutes. Cut diagonal slashes across bread about 1/4 inch deep. Pour boiling water on large cookie sheet to fill. Place cookie sheet on bottom rack. Brush loaves with warm water. Bake 30-35 minutes

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 Loaves
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 1/2 hours (including rising time)

 

 

 

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