1 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. honey
3/4 c. hot water
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|
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: http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2013/04/one-hour-french-bread.html