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This is the best, and easiest French Bread I have ever made. And I love to bake bread. Ingredients 1pkg dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon fat, (butter, vegetable oil, shortening etc.) 1 teaspoon salt (don't forget this, it is the ingredient I forget the most often 1 cup boiling water 3/4 cup cold water 6 to 8 cups flour cornmeal 1 egg white 1 tablespoon water Instructions Sprinkle yeast over warm water. Stir until dissolved. Put sugar, fat, and salt in a bowl. Add boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add cold water. When mixture is lukewarm, add dissolved yeast. Add enough flour to make a stiff dough. Place dough on a floured board or pastry cloth. Knead until smooth and springy, (this can be done in an electric mixer with a dough hook). form dough into a ball and put in a lightly greased bowl. Brush top lightly with melted fat. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. Punch down dough. cover and let rise again until double in bulk. Punch down. Divide dough in two equal parts. shape each into an oblong loaf gabout 14 inches long. Place on creased cookie sheet lightly coated with cornmeal. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. Beat egg white until foamy and add water. Brush top and sides of each loaf. Make long diagonal cuts on top of each loaf. Set flat pan of hot water on bottom rack of oven. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until bread is done. makes 2 loaves

French Bread


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(posted November 3, 1996)

This is the best, and easiest
French Bread I have ever made. And I
love to
bake bread.

Ingredients
1pkg
dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon
sugar
1 tablespoon
fat, (butter, vegetable oil, shortening etc.)
1 teaspoon
salt (don't forget this, it is the ingredient I forget the
most often
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup cold water
6 to 8 cups
flour
cornmeal
1
egg white
1 tablespoon water

Instructions

Sprinkle
yeast over warm water. Stir until dissolved. Put sugar,
fat, and salt in a bowl. Add boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add
cold water. When mixture is lukewarm, add dissolved
yeast. Add enough
flour to make a stiff dough. Place dough on a floured board or pastry
cloth.
Knead until smooth and springy, (this can be done in an electric
mixer with a dough hook).
form
dough into a ball and put in a lightly greased bowl. Brush top lightly
with melted
fat. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. Punch down
dough. cover and let rise again until double in bulk. Punch down. Divide
dough in
two equal parts. shape each into an oblong loaf gabout 14 inches
long.
Place on creased
cookie sheet lightly coated with cornmeal. Cover and let
rise until double in bulk.
Beat egg white until foamy and add water. Brush
top and sides of each loaf. Make
long diagonal cuts on top of each loaf.
Set
flat pan of hot water on bottom rack of oven. Bake at 375 degrees F.
for 35 to 40 minutes or until
bread is done.

makes 2 loaves



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