Sunday, June 17, 2012

Melissa's Delicious Easy French Bread

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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