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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sourdough French Rolls: Cheesy Garlic French Loaf

Sourdough French Rolls: Cheesy Garlic French Loaf

Hi everybody :)

I'm continuing with my sourdough adventures today. I decided to try out this recipe using the Herman Sourdough Starter , although it's from the The Taste of Home Baking Book.  The recipe was design to make two loaves, but I divided the 2nd dough loaf in half to make two smaller loaves and one big loaf from the 1st. dough half. Here's what I did...
Sourdough French Bread

Prep: 15 min. + rising  BAKE: 20 min. + cooling

1   package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 3/4  cups warm water (110° to 115°)
4 1/4  cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup Sourdough Starter

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water

1. In a large mixing howl, dissolve yeast in warm water. 

 Add the flour, Sourdough Starter, oil, sugar and salt; mix well.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 20-30 times (dough will be slightly sticky). 
Place in a greased bowl, turning, once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. 
Roll 1st half portion into a 12-in.X8-in. rectangle. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch ends to seal. Place seam side down on two greased baking sheets; tuck ends under. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Divided 2nd half in halves again and continue shaping into smaller loaves, cover and let rise until double.

3 With a sharp knife, make four shallow diagonal slashes across the top of each loaf. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. 

Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened.  Brush some over loaves. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Brush loaves with the remaining Cornstarch wash. I only use the cornstarch wash on the bigger loaf (see how shiny it look below).  Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
 I made Cheesy Stuffed Garlic French Bread with the bigger loaves, I'm going to make sandwiches with the two smaller loaves. The Cheesy Garlic French Loaf was DELICIOUS!!! REPEAT!
 Stay tuned for the sandwiches :).

ENJOY! Come again...

Turkey or Chicken Club Sandwiches

For a healthier version try :
Honey Wheat Sourdough Rolls 

Linked to:
BYOB @ girlichef: BYOB - Bake Your Own Bread 
YeastSpotting! @ wildyeast 
Show Case Your Talent  @What's Cooking Love 
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Carole's Chatter: Garlic Recipe Links Food Friday

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