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    Fabulous French Bread

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr

    20 mins

    Kzim4's Note:

    This recipe is simple and great. I got it at a church women's function and have made it many, many times since.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    loaves

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pour warm water into a large, warm mixing bowl.
    2. 2
      Stir in sugar, salt, oil, 3 cups of flour, and yeast.
    3. 3
      Beat vigorously for 2-3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in remaining flour until all dry ingredients are incorporated, leaving spoon right in batter.
    5. 5
      Allow dough to rest 10 minutes; then stir down.
    6. 6
      Allow dough to rest another 10 minutes and stir down again.
    7. 7
      Repeat this process until dough has been stirred down 5 times.
    8. 8
      Turn dough onto floured surface.
    9. 9
      Knead only enough to coat the dough with flour so it can be handled.
    10. 10
      Divide dough into 2 parts.
    11. 11
      Roll each half into a rectangle approximately 9x12 inches, and roll up like a jelly roll starting from the long side.
    12. 12
      Pinch ends to seal.
    13. 13
      Arrange on a large baking sheet that has been dusted with cornmeal, leaving enough room for both loaves.
    14. 14
      Cover lightly and let rise at room temperature for 30 minutes.
    15. 15
      With a very sharp knife, cut 3 diagonal slashes on top of each loaf.
    16. 16
      Brush each loaf with beaten egg.
    17. 17
      Bake immediately at 400°F for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
    18. 18
      Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire racks.
    19. 19
      *NOTE: I have used my Kitchenaid mixer to do all the mixing and it works great either way.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 10, 2010

      55

      my family won't let me make another type of bread because thet love this

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    • on March 26, 2012

      55

      AWESOME & EASY!!! A hit with everyone - tried it for a party. Now it's the most requested bread at the house. Thank you.

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    • on December 08, 2010

      55

      great french bread

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    Nutritional Facts for Fabulous French Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (1486 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1608.7
     
    Calories from Fat 185
    11%
    Total Fat 20.5 g
    31%
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    16%
    Cholesterol 93.0 mg
    31%
    Sodium 3546.3 mg
    147%
    Total Carbohydrate 303.8 g
    101%
    Dietary Fiber 13.3 g
    53%
    Sugars 13.6 g
    54%
    Protein 46.7 g
    93%

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