"Old Reliable" French Bread (for Kitchen Aid Mixers)

READY IN: 2hrs 50mins
SERVES: 30
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed mixer bowl.
  • Add salt, butter, and flour.
  • Attach bowl& dough hook to mixer, turn to Speed 2 and mix about 1 minute or until well blended.
  • Knead on Speed 2 about 2 minutes longer.
  • Dough will be sticky.
  • Put dough in large greased bowl, turning to coat.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  • Punch dough down and divide in half.
  • Roll each half into 12" x 15" rectangle.
  • Roll dough tightly, from longest side, tapering ends, if needed/wanted.
  • Put loaves on greased baking sheets that have been dusted with cornmeal.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  • With sharp knife, make 4 diagonal cuts on top of each loaf.
  • Bake at 450F for 25 minutes, then remove from oven.
  • Beat egg white and water together and brush each loaf with this mix.
  • Return to the oven and bake 5 minutes longer.
  • Immediately remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.
  • Serve with your favorite spread such as herbed butter, garlic bread topping, etc.
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