Sunday, May 11, 2008

No Fail French Bread

2 TBS yeast
5 TBS oil
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 TBS salt
2 TBS sugar
6 cups white flour

Mix all ingred. together and knead in machine 5-10 min. Let rise until double in bowl. Punch down.

Divide and form into 2 french loaves on cookie sheet or baking stone. Gash top of loaves 3 imes with a serrated knife. Brush with beated egg white. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Let rise until double (about 30 min.) Bake for 20-30 min. at 400 degrees. (Shorter for a soft crust, longer for a thick and chewy crust.)

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