Kitchen Aid French Bread Loaf

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: Makes 2 loaves
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Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

2 pkg active dry yeast
2 1/2 c warm water (105 degrees f-115 degrees f.)
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp butter, melted
7 c all purpose flour
2 Tbsp corn meal
1 large egg white
1 Tbsp cold water

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Rose Mary Mogan Recipe
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Sauk Village, IL (pop. 10,506)
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Member Since Sep 2011
Rose Mary's notes for this recipe:
I made this recipe for the first time from a recipe in my Kitchen Aid cookbook of Best Loved Kitchen Aid Recipes. The recipe makes 2 loaves, but I made the second loaf into little mini loaves. I was so proud of my acheivement, it turned out just like the ones in the bakery. It was soft and chewy on the inside, and had a nice crust on the outside. It is not as hard as you might think. I served it warm with a spaghetti & Meat Ball dinner & tossed salad. I know you will be impressed too.
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Directions

1
Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed bowl of electric stand mixer with dough hook attachment. Add salt butter and flour. Turn to low and mix until blended about 1 minute. Knead on low about 2 minutes longer. Dough will be sticky.
2
Place dough in greased bowl, turn to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
3
Punch dough down and divide in half. Roll each half into 12 X 15 rectangle. Roll tightly, from longest side, tapering ends if desired. Place loaves on greased baking sheets that have been dusted with corn meal. Cover & let rise in warm place free from draft, about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
4
With a sharp knife make 4 diagonal cuts on top of each loaf. Bake at 450 degrees F. for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Beat egg white and water together with a fork, brush each loaf with egg mixture. Return to oven and bake 5 minutes longer. Remove from baking sheets immediately and cool on wire racks.

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user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Mar 9, 2012
Great recipe, Rose - I have a kitchen Aid mixer, too. I may have to try this. It's bread baking day.
user Christina Vasquez mendozavasquez - Mar 9, 2012
hahaha... this diet is over now!
user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Mar 9, 2012
Thanks Rose Mary for posting this! A save for me and my kitchen aid.
user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - Mar 9, 2012
Thank you Susan, Yes I love my Kitchen Aid too, I think they are the best. It was the first gift from my then boyfriend who is now my husband, that was back in 1995. His mom joked that he gave it to me because he wanted me to cook for him. LOL It has been working great ever since. Thanks again for your comments..

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