French Bread

 

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French Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine French

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 7-8 cups MAYA All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal

Instructions

  1. Dissolve yeast in water. In a bowl, combine sugar, salt, water and about 1 cup flour to form a soft dough. stir in dissolved yeast and enough flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
  2. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic. Transfer to a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let it rise until double in bulk.
  3. Punch down dough to expel excess air. Divide dough into two equal portions. shape each portion into long tapered loaves. Get a french bread try. Grease it and dust with cornmeal.
  4. Arrange loaves on prepared tray. Cover and let rise until doubled.
  5. Before baking, make slashes diagonally on the surface. Brush with egg white and dist with corn meal. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

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