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  • home made french bread

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    8 posts, 6 voices, 1399 views, started Mar 4, 2012

    Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2012 by Cynthia Schmidt




    • Diamond
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      This is too easy not to share. I gave this recipe to my 83 year old mom awhile back and come to find out she’s making herself a loaf every week or so. I like to use King Arthur flour and I use their white whole wheat for half of the recipe.

      Combine:

      1 pkg yeast
      2 tsp sugar
      1C warm water

      Combine in a food processor and pulse a few times:
      2 1/2 cups flour
      2 tsp salt

      When the yeast/water/sugar mixture starts to smell “yeasty” pour the whole thing into the flour and turn the processor on. When it forms a ball in a minute or so, take it out and place it on a floured surface. It will be a little sticky so you’ll need to sprinkle it with flour. Knead a few times, place in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray or coated with oil, cover it with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray or coated with oil and put it in a warm place for about an hour or so - until it doubles.

      dump it out onto a floured surface, flatten it out and then fold the sides into itself and pinch the edges together to form a loaf. Place it seam side down on parchment paper that has been sprinkled with corn meal. Let it rise about an hour.

      Bake it at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes - until it’s medium to dark brown and it sounds hollow when you tap it.

      If you want to use it for sandwiches, let it rise the second time in a loaf pan so it has the proper shape.

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