*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                                French Bread
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads: Yeast
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      7/8  cup           water
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    2 1/3  cups          all-purpose flour -- unbleached
    2      teaspoons   yeast
 
 Place everything in pot in order presented.  Press “start.”  When second
 knead cycle has completed, turn off machine and allow dough to rise until
 doubled in bulk.  Punch down and allow to double in bulk a second time.
  Punch dough down and remove from pot.  Form into a ball and allow to rest 5
 min.  
 
 While dough is rising in bread machine machine, soak the Terra Cotta baking
 dish in water for about 30 min.  Just before using, grease the bottom half of
 the dish and dust with cornmeal. 
 
 After the 5 min. rest period, form dough into a 15 inch long loaf and
 carefully lift into the dish.  Place dish in a warm (about 85 deg.) spot and
 allow dough to double in bulk for the  third time.  
 
 When ready to bake, cover the dish with the soaked lid and place in a COLD
 oven.  Turn on the oven, set the temperature control to 400 deg. F and allow
 to bake 30 min. with the lid on.  After the 30 min. remove the lid, reduce
 the temp to 375 deg. F and bake another 15-20 min. or until the desired color
 is reached.  During the final baking period, turn the dish periodically to
 ensure even browning.  When done, remove immediately to wire rack for
 cooling.
 
 Bon Appetito
 
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