Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Grandma's French Bread

Not my grandma's french bread... but someones :) I got this recipe from:

This bread was really yummy... but what bread isn't right!? :)

French Bread
2 1/4 cups warm water
2 TBS sugar
1 TBS yeast
1 TBS salt
2 TBS oil
5 1/2-6 cups flour, stirred before measured

Dissolve the sugar and the yeast in the warm water. Let it proof (until it is foamy) Add salt, oil, and 3 cups of flour. Mix. Add the rest of the flour and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead if for a few minutes. Let the dough sit in the mixer for 10 minutes then turn the mixer on to stir the dough down, for about 10 seconds, then let it sit for another 10 minutes and repeat 5 times. Turn onto a floured surface and divide it into 2 equal parts. Roll each into a 9x13 rectangle. Starting from the long edge roll the dough up. Place them onto a baking sheet that is lightly sprinkled with corn meal seam side down (my seams obviously didn't stay down) cut 3-4 gashes at an angle on top of each loaf with a sharp knife. Let them rise for 30 minutes. Brush with egg wash (1 egg with 1 TBS water... I forgot this step.. oops)

Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

1 comment:

  1. Makes me want to speak French, Ah hahahahahaaaa
    Oui Oiu Le nice looking bread !!!