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French Bread Recipe

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1 pkg. Dry Yeast
1 cup Warm Water
1 Tbsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Soft Shortening
4 cups Floor, Sifted
Melted Butter or Margarine

Sprinkle yeast into cup warm water; stir until yeast is dissolved.

Dissolve sugar and salt in 1 cup warm water in large bowl; add shortening and yeast mixture. Mix well.
Add 2 cups flour; beat until mixture is smooth and elastic and drops from spoon in sheets. Add remaining flour; mix well. Work through dough with spoon at 10-minute intervals 5 times.

Turn dough onto lithely floured surface; divide in 2 parts. Shape into balls; let rest for 10 minutes. Roll dough firmly as for jelly roll, starting wth long side; seal edge.

Place on greased baking sheet; score top diagonally 6 times.

Cover town, let rise for 1 hour.

Bake at 400 for 30 to 35 minutes.

Brush warm break with butter.




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