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French Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Michelle Godsey
Added: Friday, December 5, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 1/2- 6 C. Flour
2 T. Yeast
1 1/2 t. Salt
2 C. warm water

Directions:
Directions:
in a large mixing bowl stir together 2 cups of flour, the yeast, and salt. Add the warm water and mix 3 min. scraping bowl. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough that is smooth and elastic. Shape dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl, turning to grease dough surface. Cover; let rise until doubled in size. Punch down dough and turn out onto lightly floured surface. divide dough in half, cover and let rise for 10 min. Roll each dough half into a rectangle then tightly roll up pinching to help seal. Place shaped dough, seam side down on a baking sheet. Let rise until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 375 and bake for 40 min. or until bread sounds hallow when lightly tapped. immediately remove loaves from baking sheet and cool on wire racks.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 loaves
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2.5 hours total

 

 

 

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