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French Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kim Brown
Added: Monday, August 25, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 C. Flour
2 1/2 package Active Dry Yeast (or 5 tsp)
2 tsp. Sea Salt
2 C. Warm Water
1 T. Cornmeal
1 Egg White
1 T. Water
1 T. Butter

Directions:
Directions:
Combine 2 C. Flour, Yeast and Salt. Stir in 2 C. Warm Water and Mix Until Blended. Using a Wooden Spoon, Stir in the Rest of the Flour. Knead for 8-10 minutes. Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl and turn once. Cover and let rise until doubled 1-2 hours.

Punch Down, divide in half, turn onto slightly floured surface. Cover and let rise 10 minutes.

Roll each half into loaves starting from the long side. Taper ends.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Grease a large baking sheet, sprinkle with cornmeal. Lightly beat egg white and water. Cover with damp cloth and rise another 35-40 minutes. With knife, make slits in bread.

Bake 20 minutes and brush egg mixture. Continue baking another 15 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 Loaves
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes + 1 hour 30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This bread is so fantastic, it might be all you want to eat the whole day. It's so good with homemade jelly, cheese or any other topping you like.

 

 

 

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