French Bread Recipe

Step 1

In a bowl, stir together 3 c flour with salt & wheatgerm. Combine the yeast & the water & set aside till the yeast starts to work.

Step 2

Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients & pour in the yeast & water. Slowly work in the flour from the sides of the bowl, then beat the mixture vigorously until thoroughly stirred together. This is a sticky dough.

Step 3

Flour a board & turn out the dough. Turn the bread so that is coated on all sides. Knead thoroughly.

Step 4

Fold dough in half & roll out into a narrow shape about 12 inches long. Set on an oiled pan & allow to rise till it is doubled in size.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 375F & bake for 45 minutes.

Adapted from Anne Lerner, "Breads You Wouldn't Believe"

Things You'll Need

  • 3c Unbleached white flour
  • 1 1/2ts Salt
  • 3tb Wheatgerm
  • 1tb Dry yeast
  • 1c Warm water

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