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French Bread recipe


  •     1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  •     1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  •     2 tablespoons sugar
  •     2 tablespoons canola oil
  •     1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  •     3 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  •     Cornmeal
  •     1 egg white
  •     1 teaspoon cold water


In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, oil, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat until blended. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down; return to bowl. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into a 16-in. x 2-1/2-in. loaf with tapered ends. Sprinkle a greased baking sheet with cornmeal; place loaf on baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.Beat egg white and cold water; brush over dough. With a sharp knife, make diagonal slashes 2 in. apart across top of loaf. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.

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