So my sis and I ALL throughout college would go to Safeway each night and get a loaf of French bread (we definitely weren't the college gals concerned with no carbs). The other night, while feeling defeated that our dinner salad had no carbs with it, I thought I would google (verb) and see how hard it would be. It was soooo amazing! Please each go make it :) It even looks "French."
How to make it
- Oil a sheet pan, sprinkle with cornmeal. Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Add butter. Gradually add warm water to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes. Stir in enough additional flour to make a stiff dough. Turn on floured surface and knead until smooth, 8-10 minutes. Place back in bowl and cover with plastic wrap or towel. Rest dough for 20 minutes.Divide dough in half, roll out on lightly floured surface to 10x15 inch rectangle. Roll up and taper ends. Place bread on prepared pan, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. When ready to bake, let stand at room temp. for 10 minutes. Slash across tops. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Combine egg white and water. Brush on bread and bake additional 5 to 10 minutes longer.
Enjoy! (Mac and Cheese Recipe to come)