My first loaf of french bread
I have never made a loaf of bread in the oven until now. Heck I had never used a stand mixer till today to whip up 2 egg whites to go into the bread. The dough was very sticky so I had to add flour on my counter and hands quite a bit. I was able to make a round ball of dough I was so excited. Then I patted it to a rectangle and pulled the ends and folded them in and sealed the edges then did it all over again about 3 times. The dough just seemed limp but it came up when I pressed a finger into it. Finally I let it rest in a WAY to floured basket with a linen dish towel in it. (I scraped a lot of flour off after baking with a steak knife. I forgot that I should scrape it before baking.) It is a bit dense and not as airy as I thought it should be. But oh it tastes so good.