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Crusty French Bread

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Crusty French Bread

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  • 2 packets active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 Tbsp. yellow cornmeal
  • 1 egg yolk (mixed with 1 tablespoon water)
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    Calories380Calories from Fat50
    Total Fat6g9%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat50
    Total Carbohydrate69g23%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Thomas Judah a month ago
    Not a bad recipe soft and fluffy but kinda bland. Easy and delicious
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    Amy C. 5 months ago
    Easy make and rebember. never turned down or lasts long in my house.
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    Granny K 7 months ago
    This was the easiest bread I have ever made and it turned out so beautifully and absolutely delicious! It will be my go to recipe for French bread!
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    al bruno 7 months ago
    Delicious! Very easy to make
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    Danielle Carissa 7 months ago
    Excellent! Try stuffing it with pesto and mozzy cheese before you roll it. Comes out amazing
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    Paul B. 9 months ago
    not very well, followed recipe to exactly. funny almost exactly the same recipe Wolfe Gang Puck uses for his pizza minus egg wash. everything was great, yeast alive, flour sifted, went through 4 rising fermintations of 1 hour, 2 hour, 45 min and 45 min. dough double in size each time with nice beer smell. when rolled out in baggette shape allowed to proof one more time, wash with egg, 400f for 20 min, sprayed with water at 20 mins. crust is great but the crumb is very dense and not lighr like a french baggette. if any suggestions please comment
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    Christopher Gass a year ago
    Came out great! My dough was really sticky initially, so I ended up needing more like 5 1/2 cups of flour, but everything else went great.
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    Giancarla C. a year ago
    Awesome, it’s a keeper!
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    Jamila Symister a year ago
    Love this bread turns out good each time !!!!
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    koley g. a year ago
    Lovely bread. I knead mine by hand and it always turns out great.
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    Pat Dixon 2 years ago
    Very easy to follow directions. I let it rise the first time for 90 minutes and an hour for the second. Also added 10 minutes to the bake time, wasn’t quite dark enough. Delicious!
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    Shamiela Letsoalo 2 years ago
    Was a delicious artisan-type bread. Had a lovely crust.
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    Sandra Sandra 2 years ago
    It was delicious! We’ll make it again.
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    Linda Simpson 2 years ago
    Loved the crusty texture and flavour
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    Nancy Winarski 2 years ago
    Looked great, was a little lacking in flavor.
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    Kristina Dooley 2 years ago
    Easy, delish and will make again!
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    Greetings 3 years ago
    This has become a go to recipe at my house. I usually half the recipe for 1 loaf.
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    Todd Yamamoto 4 years ago
    It's delicious. However, it did not rise up that much the second time. Ended up being more flat than I wanted.
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    Holland 4 years ago
    I didn’t achieve the dark cherry crest that her recipe showed but her directions were wonderful easy to understand and turned out to wonderful tasting loaves of French bread this recipe is a keeper I have been making bread every other day for the better part of the year and this definitely goes in the recipe box forever try this one gang you’ll love it
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    Dean G. 4 years ago
    easy and great tasting
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    Jessica Savage 4 years ago
    Easy, crusty, fluffy inside. Will make again and again. Family loved it.
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    Alarie Jefferson 4 years ago
    great and fluffy. will make again
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    Ami Cuskelly 4 years ago
    Wonderful!! And it was eady to make