Tuesday, February 23, 2010

French Bread

These three containers are all you need. First, hot water
and oil. Second, yeast, water, and sugar.
Third, salt and 1/2 of the flour. After adding those
together as directed in the recipe, add the rest of
the flour.
Stir briefly every ten minutes for one hour. Then, knead on
lightly floured surface. Divide into two loaves. Roll out the
dough to 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Roll up the dough and place on
greased cooking sheet. Make three cuts in the top. Let rise
for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven and brush bread with beaten egg white. Then it is ready to bake.


Place bread on cooling racks when it is done cooking. Let
cool.


French Bread
2 T. active dry yeast
2 cups hot water
3 T. sugar
1 T. salt
5 T. vegetable oil
6 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg white

Dissolve yeast and sugar in ½ cup warm water. Let stand 5 minutes. Combine 2 cups hot water, salt, oil, and 3 cups flour. Add yeast mixture and mix well. Add the rest of the flour.

For one hour, stir dough briefly every ten minutes. Knead briefly and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide into two pieces. Roll each piece into a 8 1/2” x 11” rectangle. Roll each rectangle up like a tube.

Place bread on greased baking sheet, seams down. Make three cuts on the top of each loaf. Brush with *beaten egg white. Let rise 30 minutes. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until golden brown.


*Add 2 tsp. water to the egg white to help thin for brushing on the bread. Before baking, sprinkle bread with sesame seeds, if desired. Makes 2 loaves or 4 smaller loaves.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Linda-
Mmmm! This looks SO yummy! I need to call you, we need to hang out!

-Amanda :)

Linda said...

Hey Amanda! Thanks! I look forward to hanging out with you. I would love to hear how things are going.