French Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 40
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 70.2
  • Total Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

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Number of Servings: 40


    2 packages fast rising yeast
    1teaspoon sugar
    6 cups flour
    1 and ½ teaspoon salt
    2 and ½ cups warm water


Place water in large bowl and sprinkle with yeast and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 2 cups of flour and salt. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.

Then gradually stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Then clean the large mixing bowl, grease* and place the dough in the bowl. Turn it in the bowl so the dough is greased, this prevents the dough from cracking as it rises.

Cover the dough and let rise at room temperature for about 45 minutes. It should be doubled in bulk.
With your fist punch down the dough. Divide in half and place on half on a lightly floured surface.

Using a rolling pin, roll dough to a 12 x 6” rectangle. Starting with the 12” side, roll up tightly. Seal seams and edges by pinching. Repeat with remaining dough.

Grease a cookie sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place loaves on sheet, seam side down, cover and let rise for about 30 minutes, dough will double.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Baste the loaves with a bit of water, then using a sharp blade, make a few slashed across the top of each loaf. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until loaves are golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.

*You can use cooking spray. Also, this recipe can be cut in half to make just one loaf.

Number of Servings: 40

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WINEFANCY.

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