2 teaspoons dried yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon oil
1 tablespoon water extra
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© Janneke's Recipe pages - recipe baking your own french bread
How to prepare:
Mix water, sugar and yeast and let rest for 10 minutes. Sift flour and salt in a bowl and make a little hole. Stir the yeast mixture into the flour. Knead 10 minutes well till the dough is smooth. Rub the dough with oil and let 1 hour covered rise on a warm spot .
Knead for 1 minute. Roll the dough, on a flour dusted working surface, to a long rectangular sheet and roll firmly. Narrow the ends and place on a greased baking sheet or in a French bread-pan.* Let rise for 40 minutes plastic foil .
Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F (fan oven 200°C/395°F).
Pour 5 dl water in a shallow baking pan and place on the bottom of the oven (for a crispy crust). Sprinkle the bread with water and make diagonally cuts in the upper part of the bread. Bake 10 minutes at 220°C/425°F, lower the temperature to 180°C/360°F (160°C/310°F) and sprinkle with water. Bake another 15 minutes .
Perfect for serving at your barbecue and delicious straight from the oven with garlic butter or herb cheese. Variation: * onion/cheese bread.
First published: April 12, 2003, Netherlands
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