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French Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Brotherton
Added: Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pkg. dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105-115F)
1 cup boiling water
1 Tbsp. shortening
1 egg white
2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
6 cups sifted all-purpose flour

Directions:
Directions:
Mix the yeast in warm water. Let stand 5 minutes and stir. Pour the boiling
water over the shortening, salt, and sugar and mix well. Add 3/4 cup of cold
water and cool to lukewarm (about 105-115F). Add the yeast. Gradually
mix in enough flour to form a stiff dough. Turn out on a floured board and
knead until smooth and shiny. Put in a greased bowl and turn to grease the
top. Cover and let rise 1 1/2 hours until the dough doubles. Shape the dough
into two oblong loaves, about 14 inches long. Put them on a greased cookie
sheet and let rise 1 hour. Brush loaves with the beaten egg whites. With a
knife make three slashes on each loaf. Bake at 425F for 30 minutes,
then reduce the heat to 350F and bake 20 minutes. Makes 2 loaves.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
N/A
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
ABOUT 2 1/2 HRS.

 

 

 

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