Friday, December 23, 2011

French bread.

1 pkg dry yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp soft shortening
1 1/2 cup very warm water
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup water.  Dissolve sugar and salt in remaining 1 cup water in 2 quart bowl.  Add shortening and yeast.  Mix well.  Add flour and stir well.  Cover.  Work through dough with spoon at ten minute intervals for 5 consecutive times.

Turn dough on lightly floured board and divide in half.  Shape into balls and let rest 10 minutes.  Roll each ball into a 9 x 12 inch shape , then roll up like a jelly roll.  Start with long side.  Seal edges.  Place on greases baking sheet.  Score top 6 times diagonally.  Cover with towel and let rise 1 1/2 hours.  Bake at 400° for 30 to 35 minutes.  Brush with butter.

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Kelli said...

this has the ring of "aaron wrote it" to me.

Kim said...

he totally wrote it. . .i haven't had a chance to sit at the computer so I put him in charge. Seriously call me. I will be making them tomorrow, oops, this morning. So fun!