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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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JessiKat17 1 weeks 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 1 month ago
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XFsnopro 4 months agoCame out great!
sarahlynch 4 months agoWe LOVE this. Could have done with ten mins less in my oven but ooh la la tres delicieux!
sunnygal 5 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 6 months agoThis turned out amazing! Although the time was off for my oven...I only needed to bake 25 min
andrewvangunda 6 months agoI made this recipe, it was wonderful. People were amazed.
platinumdiva 7 months agoMy own rolling technique needs honed a bit but good flavor and decent texture. Will probably attempt again.
satexas 8 months agoBread didn't raise, used the wooden spoon, bread looked great on outside didn't cook through
gracehollingsworth186 9 months ago
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candacecollett 11 month agoThis bread has amazing flavor. The loaves are huge it makes the house smell wonderful!! Thank you I posted a picture
mollieb 11 month agoGood by store bought French Bread! Made this and it was absolutely wonderful.
candacecollett 11 month 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
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thetkdgirl 11 month agoI love this recipe. It has become my go to bread recipe. I make it at least 3 times a month. But I always make 3 or 4 loaves. If you make 2, they're just too big to cook up well.
Mollymcferren 1 year agoThis recipe was so easy! I followed the other reviewers' advice and baked it at 375 for less time. We love it, I make it at least once a week! This will be great for winter, too, when soup is on the menu most nights.
oik 1 year agoI have making this exact recipe for over 25 years. A favorite of our extendedfamily. I use it toasted with melted mozzrella cheese to float on French Onion Soup of Christmas Eve Supper.
CherieBonine 1 year agoI love this bread! I would really like to know how to get it as airy as the picture, but it is delicious!