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Easy French Bread #1

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Envelope yeast
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 2 c Lukewarm water
  • 5 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c Corn meal
  • 1 Egg white


Mix yeast, salt, sugar & water in large bowl & stir until dissolved. Slowly
add flour, stirring until all flour is absorbed. Flour a board & knead
dough about 3 minutes until it becomes elastic. Grease another bowl well
with butter or shortening & place batter in it. Cover with moist cloth &
let rise in warm place for 1 hour or until double in size. Grease cookie
sheet & sprinkle corn meal on it. Shake off excess meal. Divide dough into
2 pieces & shape each into long loaf (about 15 inches long). Place on
cookie sheet without touching each other. Make slits across top diagonally
with razor blade. Cover & let rise again until double. Use pastry brush &
paint loaves with slightly beaten egg white. Put pan of boiling water on
bottom shelf of oven. Bake loaves on top shelf at 450 for 5 minutes, reduce
heat to 375 & bake for 35 minutes more.


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