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French Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dorothy Siegel
Added: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 package dry yeast
1-1/2 cup very warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soft shortening
4 cups flour
melted butter or margarine

Directions:
Directions:
Dissolve yeast into 1/2 cup water; stir until dissolved. In a large bowl dissolve sugar and salt in remaining 1 cup water. Add shortening and yeast mixture, mix well. Add flour and mix well. Work through dough with spoon at 10 minutes intervals for 5 consecutive times. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and divide in half. Shape into 2 balls. Let rest 10 minutes. Roll each ball into a 12x9 rectangle. Then roll firmly as for a jelly roll, starting with long side. Seal edges. Place rolls on baking sheet. Score top diagonally 6 times. Cover with a towel and let rise 1-1/2 hours. Bake in 400 oven for 30-35 minutes. Brush with melted butter while warm.

 

 

 

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