|Melissa's Delicious Easy French Bread right out of the Oven!|
Ingredients: 1/4 cup marsala wine, 3/4 cup warm water, 2 teaspoons yeast, 1 Tbsp. honey, 1 teasp. sea salt, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 3 cups King Arthur Flour, 1 Tbsp. melted butter
|yeast, wine, warm water in bowl|
|add honey, salt, olive oil, flour|
|knead well in mixer, processor, or by hand|
|when you are done it should look like this|
cover with plastic wrap and let rise 45-60 minutes
|sprinkle some corn mean on pan|
|form into two long loaves and place on top of sprinkled cornmeal|
slash bread with knife or kitchen scissors. Brush with melted butter and
cover with plastic wrap let rise for another 45-60 minutes
|Bake in a hot 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes with a cake pan of hot water on the|
lower rack to provide steam in the oven. This makes it great!
Loaves should be hard on the outside when done
and nicely browned.
|Let cool and slice to enjoy serving with lots of butter. I make this often as it is cost effective, delicious,|
and beautiful to serve with dinner. I save 2nd loaf for later either wrapping it up and putting in refrigerator or even freezing it for another special dinner. Great with Italian food!
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