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French Bread

1-1/4-cups warm water
1-tsp sugar
1-tbsp yeast (1 block fresh yeast)
3-3/4-cups flour
1-tsp salt
1-egg white (only) and 1-tsp water

Prepare yeast by adding sugar and yeast to warm water
Let stand 5 minutes
Place 2-1/2-cups flour and salt in a mixing bowl
Add yeast mixture
Mix together until dough holds together
Turn out onto board and work remaining flour into dough kneading for 10 minutes until dough is elastic and not sticky
Grease bowl and let dough rise until double in size
Punch down and let rise again
Grease baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal
Roll into 15 x12 '' rectangles   
Roll up tightly from long side.
Moisten, seal well and taper ends.
With a sharp knife, make 3 slashes across the top of the loaf
Let the loaf rise until double in size
Mix 1 egg white and 1-tsp water with fork
Brush this mixture on top of unbaked loaf using a pastry brush
Bake in a pre-heated oven @ 350*
Place a pan of water in the oven with the bread for 20 minutes
Remove pan of water and brush the bread with egg white mixture again
Continue baking for 10-15 minutes or until golden
Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on racks