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FRENCH BREAD Recipe

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This recipe for FRENCH BREAD, by , is from The Standley Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pat Simmons
Added: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Pkg. Active dry yeast
7/8 c. water
1/4 c. butter
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg white

Directions:
Directions:
Soften 1 package active dry yeast in 1/4 cup warm water in a glass measuring cup (105-115F). In another glass measuring cup warm the following ingredients in microwave for about 1 minute until butter is melted and set aside: water, butter, sugar and salt. Pour liquid ingredients into bread machine. Add about 3 cups flour. Add dissolved yeast over flour. Set bread machine to dough cycle. When bread machine goes off, turn mixture onto lightly floured surface. Punch dough down with fist. Fold edges toward center and turn dough over. Roll dough into a 14"x5" oblong. Roll up tightly into a long slender loaf. Pinch ends to seal with palm of hands. Gently roll dough back and forth, pulling to lengthen and taper the ends. (If you want 2 small loaves, divide dough in half and follow procedure above.) Place on prepared baking sheet. Make diagonal cuts with a sharp knife at 2" intervals 1/4" deep. Cover loosely with a lightweight towel and set aside until doubled. Brush with part of a mixture of: 1 egg white slightly beaten with 1 tbsp. of water. (If desired, sprinkle sesame seed over entire french bread before baking). Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes, remove from oven and brush again with egg mixture. Bake about 10 more minutes and brush with egg mixture again. Bake about 10 minutes or until shiny golden brown. Enjoy - Delicious!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is from the "New World Encyclopedia of Cooking." This is a recipe for the most typical of French Bread - a bread with flavor and fragrance. The long slender loaf is crisp and golden outside, moist and soft inside.

 

 

 

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