Sourdough French Bread Recipe

Step 1

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix and knead lightly and return to the bowl to rise until double. Turn out onto floured board and divide dough into two parts. Shape dough parts into oblongs and then roll them up tightly, beginning with one side. Seal the outside edge by pinching and shape into size wanted. Place loaves on greased baking sheet and let rise until double again. Make diagonal cuts on top of loaves with razor blade or VERY SHARP knife and brush lightly water for crisp crust. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 25 minutes, or until brown and done.

NOTE: Makes 2 loaves at 18 slices each. Also note the serving sizes in all of these recipes is guessimate. It all depends on the serving size you select.

Things You'll Need

  • 1pk Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4c Warm Water (110 to 115 F)
  • 4 1/2c Unbleached Flour, Unsifted
  • 2tb Sugar
  • 2ts Salt
  • 1c Warm Water
  • 1/2c Milk
  • 2tb Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4c Sourdough Starter

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