"When I'm at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there's a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who's struggling mightily with a fork."--Rick Budinich
This recipe for Momma Boren's French Bread, by Rosie Boren, is from A Peek into the Parsons' Pantry,
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Starter: 1 cup flour 1 cup lukewarm water 1/4 tsp instant yeast 2 cups flour 11/2 tsp salt 1T sugar 1 tsp yeast
Preheat oven to 450º. Mix 1 cup flour, water, 1/4 tsp. yeast. Cover and let sit for 4 hours (it will bubble). Add rest. Mix and let rise about 1 hour. Form into loaf and slash it. Let rise. Bake for 15 minutes or for 20-25 minutes in 400º oven. Put a pan on a bottom shelf with ice in it to give bread crunch
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