"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

French Bread Recipe

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

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cynthia K. Oostenink
Added: Monday, January 17, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 package yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
2 cups lukewarm water
1 tbsp salt
7 cups sifted flour
cornmeal
1 egg white
1 tbsp water

Directions:
Directions:
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup water. Add 2 cups water, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat. Add four more cups of flour and blend well. Turn out on a cloth covered with remaining cup of flour and let rest for 10 minutes. Knead in flour. Place in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours. Punch down and let rise again for 1 hour. Turn out on floured surface and divide in half. Let rest 10 minutes. Roll each half to a 15 x 12 inch rectangle. Roll tightly and seal well. Grease cookie sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place loaves on sheet and slit every 2 1/2 inches. Beat egg white with water and brush on top of loaves. Let rise 1 1/2 hours. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Brush again with egg whites and bake another 20 minutes.

 

 

 

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