Thursday, October 16, 2008

No Knead French Bread

By Vera - From Sue's cookbook

1 cup warm water
2 Tablespoons years
2 cups hot water
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 Tablespoons shortening
8 cups flour
2 eggs

Mix warm water and yeast and set aside. In hot water, dissolve sugar, salt and shortening, coo and then add to yeast mixture. Add flour to make stiff batter. Stir every 10 minutes for 50 minutes. Divide dough in half, roll into two rectangles and put on greased cookie sheet - smooth side up. Cut top. Let raise. Cover top with beaten eggs. Let raise 45 minutes to 1 hour. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

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