Crusty French Bread

Recipe by Wildflower5656
READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Proof the yeast in the water and sugar.
  • Knead in salt and flour until dough is well-developed.
  • Let rise until double in size.
  • Knead down gently, and allow to rise again.
  • Form dough into two loaves and drop into greased bread pans. Allow to rise again.
  • Bake at 400* until the loaves pull away from the pan edges, and sound hollow when tapped.
  • *For really beautiful loaves, egg wash each toward the end of baking time with 1 well-beaten egg plus 1 TB of water.*.
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