How to make it

  • Oil a sheet pan, sprinkle with cornmeal. Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Add butter. Gradually add warm water to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes. Stir in enough additional flour to make a stiff dough. Turn on floured surface and knead until smooth, 8-10 minutes. Place back in bowl and cover with plastic wrap or towel. Rest dough for 20 minutes.Divide dough in half, roll out on lightly floured surface to 10x15 inch rectangle. Roll up and taper ends. Place bread on prepared pan, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. When ready to bake, let stand at room temp. for 10 minutes. Slash across tops. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Combine egg white and water. Brush on bread and bake additional 5 to 10 minutes longer.

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  • larkspur 9 years ago
    This looks wonderful! I am going to try this one soon!
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  • reecespieces 9 years ago
    Mmmmm........fresh baked bread. You're making my mouth water!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Love the smell of fresh baked bread in the kitchen.
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    " It was excellent "
    mark555 ate it and said...
    This works for me, I do love a good french bread, and you are right this looks like it cuts out about 30 minutes.
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  • rosemaryblue 10 years ago
    Nice recipe!
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