Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crusty French Bread

This bread is great tasting, pretty quick and goes perfect with salad, soup, or to make garlic bread with.

2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
5 cups bread flour

  1. Dissolve yeast, warm water, and sugar in bowl.
  2. Let sit for 10 minutes, until bubbly.
  3. Add salt, oil, 3 cups flour, blend for about 2 minutes
  4. Add 2 more cups of flour to make the dough stiffer
  5. Knead for 10 minutes
  6. Put in greased bowl, cover, and let rise til doubled
  7. Divide dough in half and shape into two long rolls (like french bread!)
  8. Take a knife and cut diagonal slices on the top, just through the top of the dough
  9. Sprinkle with cornmeal
  10. Let rise again until doubled
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes
  12. If you want really 'crusty' crust you can spray the dough with water while baking
  13. Enjoy!


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