French bread


Ingredients:

400 gr flour convert conversion

salt

2 teaspoons dried yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

2,2-2,5 dl convert conversionwarm water

1 teaspoon oil

1 tablespoon water extra

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extra:

(French bread baking pan)

oven

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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 photo recipe.

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 photo recipe.

Preheat the oven to 220C/425F (fan oven 200C/395F).

Pour 5 dl convert conversionwater 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 220C/425F, lower the temperature to 180C/360F (160C/310F) and sprinkle with water. Bake another 15 minutes photo recipe.

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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