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French Bread Recipe

November 23rd, 2013 by alice  Tags: , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. French bread
  2. 1cupwarm water
  3. 1packageyeast
  4. 1teaspoonsalt
  5. 2tablespoonssugar
  6. 2tablespoons meltedshortening
  7. 3 3/4cupsflour

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients well, knead dough until is elastic.
  2. Let rise, punch down, let rise again.
  3. Punch down and form in a long loaf.
  4. Roll gently back and forth to length and taper ends.
  5. Place on greased or floured cookie sheet.
  6. Sprinkle with corn meal (or other herbs or cheeses), make slashes crosswise at 2 inch intervals.
  7. Brush with cold water.
  8. Let rise.
  9. Brush again with water.
  10. Sprinkle sesame seeds (or other herbs or cheeses) and bake at 375 F for 30 minutes.

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