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"im making this for the second time today for my mom for mothers day..i love this bread..it turns out amazing! i put a little garlic salt on top of the egg whites before i cook it and it gives it a wonderful hint of garlic taste. i gave family pieces because it makes so much and i would never eat that much before it got to hard, and everyone loved it :) and for people wondering at the top when it says add 1/2 3 cups flour its 1/2 the flour or 3 cupz (1/2 flr is 3 cups)"- ameronica
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Dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine hot water, sugar, salt, shortening, and 1/2 3 cups of the flour. Beat well with wooden spoon, or in a large mixer using a dough hook attachment. Stir in dissolved yeast. Add remaining 3 cups of flour, mixing well until blended.
Leave spoon/dough hook in batter, allowing dough to rest for 10 minutes. Stir again vigorously, allowing dough to rest another 10 minutes. Repeat until dough has been stirred 5 times.
On floured board, turn out dough and knead once or twice until it is lightly covered with flour. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into rectangles, about 9x12 inches. Starting at the long edge, roll loosely, like a jelly roll, sealing the edge.
Place roll, lengthwise, seam down on a large baking sheet, arranging so both loaves will fit on one sheet.
Gash top of each loaf diagonally with sharp knife, 3-4 times, then brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Allow loaves to rise 30 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes, or until golden brown.
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Travieso 1 month agoI'm baking this again this weekend. Last time I had no sesame seeds, now I do have them. Also, I will make three loaves instead of two loaves this time to try a baguette version. Either way, we all enjoy this bread.
Travieso 1 month agoFor my 1st try at baking french bread, I'm happy! I'll be doing this again.
jlathan316 2 months ago
LilBethieBakin 2 months agoThis is my go to recipe for bread, always comes out delicious. Great for bread bowls too!
JessiKat17 3 months agoFreaking awesome! Was a total hit with my family. I halved the recipient only because I didn't have a big enough bowl and I couldn't roll it it and roll it up but it was still amazing :) will totally make again!
lisazazzarino 4 months ago
riata799 5 months ago
XFsnopro 7 months agoCame out great!
sarahlynch 8 months agoWe LOVE this. Could have done with ten mins less in my oven but ooh la la tres delicieux!
sunnygal 9 months agomade this fabulous bread again yesterday only this time I made four small loaves to use for Bruschetta. This continues to be my favorite 'go-to recipe'.
creepy13 9 months agoThis turned out amazing! Although the time was off for my oven...I only needed to bake 25 min
andrewvangunda 9 months agoI made this recipe, it was wonderful. People were amazed.
platinumdiva 10 months agoMy own rolling technique needs honed a bit but good flavor and decent texture. Will probably attempt again.
satexas 11 month agoBread didn't raise, used the wooden spoon, bread looked great on outside didn't cook through
gracehollingsworth186 1 year ago
Armyvet2010 1 year ago
candacecollett 1 year agoThis bread has amazing flavor. The loaves are huge it makes the house smell wonderful!! Thank you I posted a picture
mollieb 1 year agoGood by store bought French Bread! Made this and it was absolutely wonderful.
candacecollett 1 year agoI'm trying this right now, it smells really good, but doesn't seem to be rising like I hoped so I pray it turns out alright