Tuesday, April 24, 2012

French Bread




adapted from HERE
Make into Super Stuffed French Bread Pizza

6 c. all-purpose flour
6 t. active dry years (2 1/2 packages)
1 1/2 t. salt
2 c. warm water
1 T cornmeal
1 egg white
1 T water

Mix 2 c. flour, yeast, and salt.
Mix in 2 c. warm water until well blended (using a dough hook).
Stir in the remaining flour (as much as you can).

Knead on a lightly floured surface to make a stiff, smooth dough. 
Knead for 10 minutes.
Shape into a ball.
Put in a greased bowl and turn once.
Cover and rise until doubled.

Punch down and divide in half.
Cover and rest for 10 minutes.
Roll each half into a large rectangle.  Roll up and moisten edges with water to seal.  (Taper ends.)

Grease a baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal.  Place loves, seam side down, on the baking sheet.  Beat egg white and water then brush on loaves.
Cover with damp cloth and rise 40 minutes (until doubled).

Use a sharp knife to make 4 diagonal cuts 1/4 in deep across each loaf.
Bake 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Brush again with egg white mixture.
Bake 15 to 20 more minutes.  (You may need to cover loosely with foil to prevent browning.)

Cool on a wire rack.

video 
Don't eat too much or you'll have a FAT BELLY like our toddler!

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