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    New Orleans French Bread

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    3 hrs 5 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs 45 mins

    LoversDream's Note:

    Nice crusty loaf, soft inside.. traditional New Orleans style loafs.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    Loafs

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast, salt and sugar in warm water.
    2. 2
      Gradually stir in flour, adding only until the mixture refuses to absorb more.
    3. 3
      On a floured board knead the dough for 3-4 minutes.
    4. 4
      Transfer the dough to a greased bowl and brush the top lightly with butter.
    5. 5
      Cover with a damp cloth.
    6. 6
      Set the dough aside in a warm place to rise for 1 1/2 hours or until it is double in bulk.
    7. 7
      Butter a baking sheet and sprinkle it with cornmeal, shaking off the excess.
    8. 8
      Punch down the dough.
    9. 9
      Transfer the dough to a floured board and divide it into thirds.
    10. 10
      Roll each portion into an 8 x 13 inch rectangle.
    11. 11
      Roll each rectangle up from the long side, seal and shape ends.
    12. 12
      Place the loaves on the prepared baking sheet and with a sharp knife make several diagonal cuts across the tops.
    13. 13
      Brush lightly with melted butter.
    14. 14
      Let rise in a warm place about 45 minutes.
    15. 15
      Place the bread on the middle rack in oven.
    16. 16
      Place a pan of hot water on bottom of oven.
    17. 17
      Bake at 450 degrees for 5 minutes.
    18. 18
      Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 30 minutes.
    19. 19
      Note: Cooking time includes rising times.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 03, 2009

      55

      Ta Da! I'm becoming quite a baker, I am. Made for Ragin' Cajun-Creole Tag.

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    • on January 28, 2008

      55

      Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    • on January 20, 2008

      55

      Absolutely fabulous! I generally stuff this bread before rolling...any cheese...roasted veggies...meats...people always ask for the asiago bread and the parma/roasted pepper/spinach bread! I never make 3 of the same loaves, so it is exciting every time! Thanks so much for this recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for New Orleans French Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (1182 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 869.7
     
    Calories from Fat 90
    10%
    Total Fat 10.0 g
    15%
    Saturated Fat 5.2 g
    26%
    Cholesterol 20.3 mg
    6%
    Sodium 2390.6 mg
    99%
    Total Carbohydrate 168.2 g
    56%
    Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
    26%
    Sugars 4.8 g
    19%
    Protein 23.1 g
    46%

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