French Bread Recipe

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    KindKitty Active Member

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    I'm really loving French bread and always have in comparison to regular bread - Anything with that kind of crust on the outside and the soft center is just divine. My trouble is I have yet to come across a really good recipe that tastes as good as the supermarket bought ones.

    The last time I tried there was a lot of misting the dough every few minutes, which was a bit of a pain to be honest. Can anyone help me out with a tried recipe you've used? Thanks.
     
    KindKitty, Feb 4, 2014
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    cherza Well-Known Member

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    This is my French bread recipe.
    1 egg yolk
    4 cups of flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup warm water
    2 teaspoons sugar
    1/4 ounce active yeast
    Combine the sugar, warm water and yeast in a bowl. Mix for about 3 minutes, then add flour and salt. Place the dough in a greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and place in a warm place until dough double. Turn the dough once. Place dough onto a surface that has flour. Divide dough into equal portions. Roll the dough into a rectangle. Place on a baking sheet and cover with a cloth. Let dough rise in size. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush egg wash over each loaf. Bake for about 40 minutes.
     
    cherza, Feb 13, 2014
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