Sourdough french bread

Yield: 18 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Active Dry Yeast
¼ cup Warm Water (110 to 115 F)
4½ cup Unbleached Flour, Unsifted
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Salt
1 cup Warm Water
½ cup Milk
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
¼ cup Sourdough Starter

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix and knead lightly and return to the bowl to rise until double. Turn out onto floured board and divide dough into two parts. Shape dough parts into oblongs and then roll them up tightly, beginning with one side. Seal the outside edge by pinching and shape into size wanted.

Place loaves on greased baking sheet and let rise until double again.

Make diagonal cuts on top of loaves with razor blade or VERY SHARP knife and brush lightly water for crisp crust. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 25 minutes, or until brown and done. NOTE: Makes 2 loaves at 18 slices each. Also note the the serving sizes in all of these recipes is guesstamate.

It all depends on the serving size you select.

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