<html> <head> <body > <title> French Bread by Larry Andersen</title> </head> <META NAME="Author" CONTENT=" Larry Andersen "> <META NAME="Keys" CONTENT=" French, bread, fair, award, ribbon "> <META NAME="description" CONTENT=" Award-winning French bread recipe. " <!-- Picture and Recipe Title --> <table border="0"> <tr> <th rowspan="2"> <A href="frenchbread01.jpg" Border="0"> <img src="frenchbread01.jpg" Border="0" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" Title="Click to enlarge - Bread in mold, ready to come out of the oven."></a> </th> <td width=320><center> <p><h1> French Bread </h1></center></p> <p><center><IMG SRC="blurib.gif" BORDER="0" Title="Blue Ribbon 2000 Alaska State Fair" width="35" height="67" > <IMG SRC="blurib.gif" BORDER="0" Title="Blue Ribbon 2001 Alaska State Fair " width="35" height="67"> <IMG SRC="blurib.gif" BORDER="0" Title="Blue Ribbon 2002 Alaska State Fair " width="35" height="67" > <IMG SRC="blurib.gif" BORDER="0" Title="Blue Ribbon 2004 Alaska State Fair " width="35" height="67" > <IMG SRC="grandchamp.gif" BORDER="0" Title=" Grand Champion 2004 Alaska State Fair " width="38" height="70" > </center></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </center></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=640> <p><i> When baked on cookie sheets, the loaves tend to flaten out. French bread "molds" help the finished bread have that classic French loaf look. </i></p> </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- Recipe Atributes. --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=320> Preparation: 2 1/2 hours </TD> <TD width=320> <i><b> Life Experience Recipe </i></b> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD Width=320> Makes 2 loaves </TD> <TD width=320> </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- Ingredients Section. --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=320> <B>Ingredients:</B> </TD> <TD> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI>1/2 cup milk <LI>1 tablespoon soft butter <LI>1 tablespoon sugar <LI>3 cups bread flour </UL> </TD> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI> 3/4 cup water <LI>1 tablespoon olive oil <LI>1 teaspoon salt <LI>2 teaspoons active yeast </UL> </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- Procedure Section. Letter ASCII HTML alt + 146 &AElig; alt +0216 &Oslash; alt + 143 &Aring; alt + 153 alt + 145 &aelig; alt +0248 &oslash; alt + 134 &aring; alt + 148 --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=650> <b>Procedure</b> <OL> <LI>Bread can be made in a bread machine capable of making large loaves of bread. Use the French bread setting and, depending on your machine, select the appropriate crust color. <LI>For hand-made bread, a bread machine can be used to make the dough or: <LI>Place all ingredients in a large bowl and make your dough. Remove dough to floured surface and thoroughly knead dough until uniform and non-sticky. <LI>Return the dough to the bowl. Cover with a cloth and set in a warm place to rise. When the dough has doubled, remove from bowl and knead the dough again until of a uniform consistency. <LI>Divide the dough into two equal pieces. For each piece, flatten into rectangle. Roll out until 12 by 6 inches. Roll into 12 inch long cigar shape. Pinch seam to close and round ends with the fingers. <LI>Place dough rolls on cookie sheet. Make slits with serrated knife, if desired. Cover with cloth and set in warm place to rise. <LI>When dough has risen to loaf size, bake in preheated 375F. oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is a nice golden brown. Allow to cool on rack. </OL> <center><A href="frenchbread02.jpg" Border="0"> <img src="frenchbread02.jpg" Border="0" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" Title="Click to enlarge - Freshly baked bread cooloing on rack."></a></center> <center><p>Before baking, brush loaf with beaten egg, if desired, for a <A href="frnbrd.gif"> glossy </a> finish.</p></center> </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- decorative band --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=640> <center> <img src="breadband.gif" Border="0" width="422" height="72"> </center> </TD> </TR> </table> <p></p> <A href="contents.htm">Return to Cookbook Contents Page</a> <address>Latest revision done April 2014</address> <img height="20" Title="Our visitors" hspace="4" width="60" align="middle" vspace="2" border="0" src="http://counter.digits.net/wc/-d/4/JanisGardensCookbook" /> <a href="http://www.digits.net/">Counter courtesy of WebCounter</a> <p> <a href="https://www.aplus.net/">Hosted by <b>aplus.net</b></a> </p> </body> </html>