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Help! My French Bread is too bready!


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Help! My French Bread is too bready!

TrishUntrapped | | Mar 2, 2009 09:46 AM

I love making bread but my go-to recipe for that divinest of baguettes - French Bread, leaves me cold. I don't know why I haven't sought a new recipe before now, maybe becuase I don't make it often.

I made this recipe yesterday and wished I had just gone to the store and bought a couple baguettes.

The bread is dense but soft, chewy, too much like a long loaf of white bread. I would like a bread that is crusty on the outside, soft and billowy on the inside....

My recipe came with my stand mixer... I have googled French Bread recipes....many are similar to mine....

Here is my recipe, it makes two baguette loaves:

2 packages yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
7 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons corn meal (for the bottom of the loaf pans)
1 egg white and 1 tablespoon water to glaze

Any and all help is appreciated! Thanks.

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