Sunday, September 6, 2009

French Bread and Meatball recipe

These are such good recipes. I have been asked to share them, so I will here. I'm including healthier options with the bread.

French Bread

1/2 C warm water
1 TBS sugar (or honey)
1 TBS yeast
1 C boiling water
2 TBS sugar (or honey)
2 TBS butter
2 tsp salt
1 C cold water
6-7 cups flour (white, wheat, spelt, kamut, combo of flours, try something new)

Combine the 1/2 c water, 1 TBS sugar and yeast in bowl (I use my Bosch mixer). Let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, boil 1 C water and turn off stove, add rest of sugar, butter and salt. Stir until butter melts and add cold water. Gradually add flour to make soft dough. Let stand for 10 minutes. Stir gently every 10 min. for 20 min. Turn onto lightly floured surface and divide into 3 portions. Roll in to bagette shapes and let rest for 40 min. Make slits in dough. Bake at 400 degress for 25 minutes.


1 egg
1/4 C milk
1/3 C dry bread crumbs (or crackers or oatmeal)
1 lb ground beef
2 TBS finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp Worcesthire sauce

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Shape in to 1 1/2" balls (I use a cookie dough shaper). Place in ungreased baking dish. Bake in 400 degree oven for about 20 min.

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