French bread

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Unbleached white flour
1½ teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Wheatgerm
1 tablespoon Dry yeast
1 cup Warm water

In a bowl, stir together 3 c flour with salt & wheatgerm. Combine the yeast & the water & set aside till the yeast starts to work.

Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients & pour in the yeast & water. Slowly work in the flour from the sides of the bowl, then beat the mixture vigorously until thoroughly stirred together. This is a sticky dough.

Flour a board & turn out the dough. Turn the bread so that is coated on all sides. Knead thoroughly.

Fold dough in half & roll out into a narrow shape about 12 inches long. Set on an oiled pan & allow to rise till it is doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 375F & bake for 45 minutes.

Adapted from Anne Lerner, "Breads You Wouldn't Believe"

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