Herbes De Provence French Bread

Ingredients & Directions

2 1/2 c Warm water 2 tb Herbes De Provence
1 pk Dry yeast 7 c Flour
2 tb Sugar 1 Egg withe, lightly beaten
1 tb Salt

Stir the first five ingredients together to dissolve the yeast, sugar
and salt. Stir in the flour. Knead 10 minutes. let rise, covered,
until doubled in bulk. Punch down, knead three or four times to
remove air, then divide in four equal pieces. Shape each piece into a
long loaf and place in a well greased French bread pan; slash the
top. Brush the loaves with the egg white and let rise until doubled.
Bake 1o minutes in an oven preheated to 400, then reduce the heat to
350 and ake 20 minutes longer, or until the loaves sound hollow when
tapped. Remove the loaves from the pans and cool on racks. Wrap in
aluminum foil and freeze if desired.

4 loaves

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