Fabulous French Loaves

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Just like I'd buy in the stores! Makes a great garlic bread. Mixing it will give your arm a workout, so use a sturdy spoon!

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Prep Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
2 to 2 - pound loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F)

  • 2 cups water

  • 6 cups bread flour

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal

  • 1 egg white, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture with 2 cups water, 3 cups flour, salt, sugar and vegetable oil; stir well to combine. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  3. Divide dough half. Roll each half into a 9 x 12 rectangle and roll up jelly roll style, starting at long edge. Seal edges and place seam side down on a large baking sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal.

  4. Use a sharp knife to slash each loaf diagonally 3 times. Brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cover and allow to rise 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

27 Calories
3g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 14mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.