Sunday, September 15, 2013

Easy French Bread

Before baking
2 1/2 c. bread flour (or all-purpose)
1 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. honey
3/4 c. hot water
olive oil
1 egg
1/2 Tbsp. water

In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup of the flour, yeast, and salt. Add in the hot water and honey. Stir, then add in 1 more cup of flour. Sprinkle part of the last 1/2 cup flour on a dry surface. Knead about 5 minutes, slowly incorporating the remaining flour into the dough as you knead.

Roll out into a rectangle. Then roll the dough lengthwise, making sure it is tight. Seal the seams and fold the end under. Lay seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cut diagonal slits in the top. Brush very lightly with olive oil.

Ready to eat
Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 F.

In a small bowl, beat the egg and water together. When the dough has risen, brush the top with the egg wash. Bake 15-20 minutes. Bread should sound hollow when tapped. Serve warm.

Here's a link to the recipe I used:

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