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Easiest and Best French Bread

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“I've used this bread recipe MANY times and its perfect! I found it on a cooking site. It was posted by a cook known as Pleclare. This recipe makes 2 loaves. Most times, I add toasted sesame seeds ontop. This bread is best when baked til dark golden brown. It tastes just like the bread I get from my favorite bakery! Everyone who has tried this bread, loves it!”
READY IN:
2hrs 40mins
YIELD:
2 loaves
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water and let sit for 5 minutes. Then mix salt,sugar and flour with the yeast.
  2. Knead till smooth and elastic on floured board for 5 minutes.
  3. Grease bowl and place dough in bowl and turn to coat. Cover with saran. Let rise 1 1/4 hours.
  4. Remove ,pound down and shape into 2 loaves.
  5. Place loaves in a pan coated with cornmeal. Slash tops of loaves,brush with egg wash. Add toasted sesame seeds at this time.
  6. Place in cold oven, turn to 400 degrees. Bake 30-40 minutes or til DARK golden brown.

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