French Bread - Kitchenaid

The original recipe makes 2 loaves but there is only 2 of us so one loaf is enough

French Bread - Kitchenaid

Photo by BlueSchmoo .


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    Loaf


Ingredients

  • 1

    packages active dry yeast (1¼ tsp)

  • cups water (110F to 120 F)

  • tsp salt

  • tsp melted butter

  • cups all-purpose flour (can substitute ½ cup powdered milk)

  • 1

    Tbsp cornmeal

  • For the crust:

  • 1

    egg white

  • 1

    tablespoon cold water

Directions

Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed mixer bowl. Add salt, butter, and flour. Attach bowl & dough hook to mixer, turn to Speed 2 and mix about 1 minute or until well blended. Knead on Speed 2 about another 2 minutes longer. Dough will be sticky. Put dough in large greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover and let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down Roll into 12" x 15" rectangle. Roll dough tightly, from longest side, tapering ends, if needed/wanted. Put loaf on greased baking sheet that has been dusted with cornmeal. Cover and let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk, About 45 minutes into rise Preheat oven to 450F. With sharp knife, make 4 diagonal cuts on top of each loaf. Bake at 450F for 25 minutes, then remove from oven. Beat egg white and water together and brush loaf with this mix. Return to the oven and bake 5 minutes longer. Immediately remove from baking sheets and cool on wire rack. Serve with your favorite spread such as herbed butter, garlic bread topping, etc.


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