Monday, September 12, 2011

French Bread

I love this bread.  It is not as crunchy on the outside as a normal french bread but I like my bread more soft. I use this bread recipe for almost everything.  This makes great french toast and garlic bread.  I hope you enjoy!

2 TBS yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 tsp sugar

In a mixer combine 2 2/3 cup warm water, 1 TBS salt, 1/4 cup sugar and 3 TBS melted butter.  Than add the yeast mixture and mix well.  Then add 9-10 cups of bread flour.  Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled.  Form into 2 french bread loaves and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Top with an egg wash (1 egg and 1 TBS water beaten).  Let rise until double.  Bake on 400 degrees until golden brown about 15-20 minutes.  

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