homemade french bread

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Lyn Starr
from Bakersfield, CA

This makes a good bread for toast. NOT sourdough.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 2 loaves
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For homemade french bread

  • 1/2 c
    milk, scalded
  • 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1
    yeast, cake
  • 1 tsp
    sugar
  • 4 c
    flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    shortening
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How To Make homemade french bread

  • 1
    Combine milk and water and let cool to lukewarm. Add yeast cake to 1/4 cup to lukewarm water; add 1 tsp sugar. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, sift together flour, 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar; make a well in center; set aside
  • 3
    Combine warm milk, water and yeast mixture; add 1-1/2 Tablespoons shoetening; allowing shortening to dissolve.
  • 4
    Pour wet mixture into dry well and mix.
  • 5
    Shape into a ball with floured hands. Cover with warm damp cloth and let rise to double in size.
  • 6
    Turn out onto floured board and shape into 2 loaves. Place in well greased pans and grease top of loaf.
  • 7
    Let rise to twice in aize. BAKE at 400 for 15 minutes then: BAKE at 325-350 for 30 minutes.

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