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Re: The best bread recipe's II
From the Galley of Le Pirate, Jean Lafitte
(True Ladies Man)
1 envelope yeast dissolved in a cup of lukewarm water
1 Tablespoon shortening
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar, sugar
1 cup boiling water
6 cups unbleached flour sifted
egg whites slightly beaten
Set dissolved yeast aside. Combine shortening, salt, and sugar in a bowl, add boiling water; blend in dissolved yeats, add flour gradually, working it all in even thought the dough becomes very stiff. Knead on lightly floured board until smooth or elastic, or use a dough hook on a mixer. Let rise in a warm place, (85*-90* F) in a covered greased bowl until doubled, about 1.5 hrs.
Shape into 3 long oblong loaves; place on greased baking sheet and let rise till doubled again; about 1 hr. Brush with egg white. With a very sharp knofe make 3 light diagonal cuts across the top of each loaf.
Place a pan of boiling water on bottom shelf of oven.
Bake @ 400* 15 minutes
then 350* for 30 min, or until bread is golden and sounds hollow when tapped.
Last edited by bwalker42; 09-26-2013 at 05:49 PM.