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French Bread Recipe

Looking for an easy French Bread recipe? Learn how to make French Bread using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by s_aholic

Makes 16 servings



"A crisp, crunchy crust and slightly chewy center make this bread as traditional as the breads served in France."

Recipe Ingredients for French Bread

2 cup (8 fl oz) Water
8 tsp Yeast
5 cup Wheat Flour, White, All-purpose, Enriched, Bleached

Recipe Directions for French Bread

  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast and salt. Stir in 2 cups warm water, and beat until well blended using a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead in enough flour to make a stiff dough that is smooth and elastic. Knead for about 8 to 10 minutes total. Shape into a ball. Place dough in a greased bowl, and turn once. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled.

  3. Punch dough down, and divide in half. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover, and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll each half into large rectangle. Roll up, starting from a long side. Moisten edge with water and seal. Taper ends.

  4. Grease a large baking sheet. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Place loaves, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly beat the egg white with 1 tablespoon of water, and brush on. Cover with a damp cloth. Let rise until nearly doubled, 35 to 40 minutes.

  5. With a very sharp knife, make 3 or 4 diagonal cuts about 1/4 inch deep across top of each loaf. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 20 minutes. Brush again with egg white mixture. Bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or until bread tests done. If necessary, cover loosely with foil to prevent over browning. Remove from baking sheet, and cool on a wire rack.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 70.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
142
Calories from Fat
4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.4g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
2mg
0%
Potassium
42mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
29.8g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
4.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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