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Sunday, July 09, 2006

French Bread

Recipe Name: French Bread

Notes: Another favorite.

Servings: 1 loaf

Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbs. yeast
  • 1 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. water
  • 1 egg white
  • Boiling water for oven
Directions: Grease a cookie sheet and sprinkle it with cornmeal. Dissolve the yeast in water. Add sugar, salt and flour. Knead until not sticky (about 4 or 5 minutes). Let the dough rise until double (about 1/2 hour). Punch the dough down and roll into a long loaf. Make diagonal slashes in the top of the loaf with a knife. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and let rise again until double (another 1/2 hour or so). Make egg white glaze by combining 2 Tbs. water and one egg white. Brush risen bread with egg white glaze and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Take out and brush again with glaze. Bake about 5 minutes longer.

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