Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fabulous French Bread

Dissolve together:

  • 2 ½ cups warm water
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 2 TBS yeast

  • 2TBS oil
  • 1 TBS salt
  • Let salt dissolve in mixture.
 Then add: ½ of 6 cups of flour. After adding the first 3 cups, the dough should be smooth before adding any additional flour. Slowly add each additional cup making the mixture as smooth as possible. It is a stiff dough.

Let rise until doubled. Punch down.
Divide dough in half, with a rolling pin, roll into a rectangle.
From the long horizontal side, roll into a loaf, pinching the ends as you go.
Let rise about ½ hour.
Cut slits in the top, wash with an egg.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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