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French Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sara Price
Added: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2T yeast
2 1/2 c warm water
1tsp sugar or honey
6c flour
1 1/2 t salt

Directions:
Directions:
Disolve yeast in water and sugar/honey. Let proof. Add salt, stir. Add flour one cup at a time until workable, you don't want to leave it sticky or it'll be unmanagable.

Knead 10 minutes, grease bowl, turn dough let rise double while covered, about 2 1/2 hours.

Punch down and divide and shape, can be turned into a pizza crust, loaves, or rolls at this point.

Grease pan, coat with cornmeal, let double about 1 hour.

Bake at 350 45-50 minutes until golden brown and sounds hollow.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
4 hours with risings.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This dough is extremely fool proof and hearty. It's absolutely delicious as a pizza crust, and only needs to sit 30 minutes before slapping on the toppings. Can easily be whole wheat and still turns out great, makes excellent low crumb french toast and is easy to work with. It does take a long time to rise, be patient with it, the dough once through the first rising the dough can be refridgerated overnight with no problems.

 

 

 

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