Easy French Bread

AuthorBoost-Kitchen
00DifficultyIntermediate

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Yields16 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

 7 cups FlourAll-purpose
 2 ½ cups Warm water
 3 tsp Dry active yeast
 4 tsp Sugar
 4 tsp Salt
Optional
 1 Egg
 1 tbsp Water

1

Put warm water in a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and mix to dissolve.
Sprinkle yeast on top of the water and let rest for a minute for it to activate and begin foaming.

2

Slowly add about 6 cups of the flour and the salt. Saving the last cup of flour.
Mix with a wooden spoon, adding more flour until the dough is no longer tacky. The dough should spring back when you indent your fingers. Cover the bowl and let it rest for 30 minutes.

3

Preheat oven to 375*.
Sprinkle your counter tops with flour. Empty the dough and sprinkle a little flour on top. Using a rolling pin, roll out flat. (Do not fold or kneed)

4

Then cut the dough down he middle, dividing the dough into two sections. Now, start at one long end and roll & tuck. Make 2 loaves. Put them on a parchment covered pan and cover with a towel and let rest.
(For maybe 20 minutes, while the oven is coming up to temp)

5

Next, brush the loaves with the egg-wash mix (egg/water).
And make 3 shallow slits in each loaf along top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until top is browned nicely.

6

Tap the bottoms of the loaves and listen for hollow sounds. Remove to wire rack for cooling.

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Ingredients

 7 cups FlourAll-purpose
 2 ½ cups Warm water
 3 tsp Dry active yeast
 4 tsp Sugar
 4 tsp Salt
Optional
 1 Egg
 1 tbsp Water

Directions

1

Put warm water in a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and mix to dissolve.
Sprinkle yeast on top of the water and let rest for a minute for it to activate and begin foaming.

2

Slowly add about 6 cups of the flour and the salt. Saving the last cup of flour.
Mix with a wooden spoon, adding more flour until the dough is no longer tacky. The dough should spring back when you indent your fingers. Cover the bowl and let it rest for 30 minutes.

3

Preheat oven to 375*.
Sprinkle your counter tops with flour. Empty the dough and sprinkle a little flour on top. Using a rolling pin, roll out flat. (Do not fold or kneed)

4

Then cut the dough down he middle, dividing the dough into two sections. Now, start at one long end and roll & tuck. Make 2 loaves. Put them on a parchment covered pan and cover with a towel and let rest.
(For maybe 20 minutes, while the oven is coming up to temp)

5

Next, brush the loaves with the egg-wash mix (egg/water).
And make 3 shallow slits in each loaf along top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until top is browned nicely.

6

Tap the bottoms of the loaves and listen for hollow sounds. Remove to wire rack for cooling.

Easy French Bread

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