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  • Serves: 12 Servings

French Bread #1

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 3/4 c Warm water
  • 2 pk Yeast
  • 3 tb Melted shortening
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 4 c Flour
  • Corn meal


1 Egg white
2 tb Water

Pour warm water into bowl, sprinkle yeast in, stirring. Add cooled
shortening, salt and flour gradually. Stir until smooth. Mix with hands
only if necessary. Turn onto floured board; knead only until dough is
smooth. Put dough in greased bowl, turn once to grease top and cover with
damp cloth. Let rise until double. Punch down. Knead only to remove
bubbles. Divide in half. Roll each half into rectangle. Fold left and right
lengthwise sides over middle (like a letter). Place on greased cookie sheet
which has been sprinkled with meal. With bread knife, make diagonal slashes
across top. DO NOT COVER. Let rise until double. Place shallow pan of water
on bottom shelf of oven to insure crisp crust. Beat egg white with water &
brush loaves. Bake at 400 for 20 mins. Brush with egg wash again and bake
20 minutes more. Cool on racks.



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