Sesame French Bread Recipe
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Sesame French Bread Recipe

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Better than bakery bread, this is perfect alongside Italian foods. You can serve both loaves the recipe yields or freeze one for later.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/2 cups water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Cornmeal
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 99 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, oil, salt and 4 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Divide in half. Roll each half into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Roll up from a long side; seal well. Place with seam side down on greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.
  4. Beat egg white and water; brush over loaves. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray; let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. With a very sharp knife, make four shallow diagonal cuts across top. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Sesame French Bread in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 99 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

Needed another cup or so of flour, that could be b/c I am at a high elevation. Delicious tho'

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

Family favorite! Love this bread! When we make extra loaves, we freeze them and when we warm them up in the oven (wrapped in foil), they come out crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, perfect!!

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Reviewed May. 19, 2013

I made this bread and impressed my family with my baking abilities.

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

love this bread

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

Tasty and easy recipe!! highly recommended!

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