Where the World Gathers to Celebrate Every Day

Name: French Bread

Prep: 60 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Total Prep:1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 2 loaves



2¼ cups water
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
2¼ cups water
1 tablespoon sugar
3 cups flour plus 3¼ to ¾ tablespoons
1 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons yeast


Mix water and margarine or butter in saucepan and heat to 120°. Mix 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Add liquid mixture. Slowly add remaining flour until you have a dough that can be kneaded. Set aside, covered and let rise until doubled in size. Divide in half. Roll each half into a rectangle. Roll into a loaf and with a sharp knife cut three slashes in the top. Cover and let rise. Make an egg wash from 1 egg and water. Brush across the top of each loaf and bake in a 375° oven for 20 minutes. Suggested toppings: sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds or toasted onion or garlic.

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