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Favorite French Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Wendy Farr
Added: Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 cup warm water
2 T. sugar
2 Pkgs. active yeast
1 T. salt
2 T. oil or soft shortening
6 cup flour

Directions:
Directions:
In large mixing bowl combine warm water and sugar. Sprinkle yeast on top; allow to soften. Add salt, shortening, and 3 cup flour. Beat well, add remaining flour, stirring well. Allow dough to rest 10 minutes. Punch down again. Repeat this process until dough has been stirred down five times.
Divide dough into 2 parts. Roll each part of dough into a rectangle 9X12". Roll dough up. Starting from long side, pinch edge of loaf to seal. Arrange seam side down on large baking sheet that's been sprinkled with corn meal. Cover lightly; allow to rise for 30 minutes. With very sharp knife cut 3 gashes at an angle on top of each loaf. Brush entire surface with egg wash (1 egg beaten slightly with 1 T. water) If desired sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until brown.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
makes 2 loaves

 

 

 

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