"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

Easy, Easy French Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Rebecca Shaw
Added: Monday, August 23, 2010

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 T. shortening or oil
2 1/2 c. warm water (approx. 50 C or 120 F)
2 T. yeast (2 pkgs.)
approximately 6 1/2 c. flour
(I've also added 3/4 c. dry milk powder for nutrients, but not necessary)

Directions:
Directions:
Mix together as you would for bread. Knead the dough for approximately 5 min. or until smooth and elastic. Form into a ball, place in greased bowl and turn dough greased side up. Now this is the important part!!! Push dough down with a spoon every 10 min. Do this 5 times. Divide dough into 2 balls and let rest for 10 min. Roll out flat, then roll up jelly roll style. Place on greased cookie sheet - slash every inch or so across the top (only about 1/4" into dough). Let rise approx. 1/2 hour, then bake in a 350 F oven for app. 35 min. or until light brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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