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French bread with wine instead of water

ace@tidbits.halcyon.com (Adam C. Engst)
Sat, 29 Feb 1992 09:03:00 GMT
Has anyone tried substituting white wine for water in the French bread

recipe? I'm definitely going to try it, but was interested in others'
experiences too.

1) Will the alcohol mess with the yeast, preventing it from rising
properly? The solution to this would be to heat the wine to drive
off the alcohol (out out damn alcohol!) :-)

2) What sort of wine would be good, do you think? A dry white, a sweet
white, etc? I think the reds might color the bread strangely.

cheers ... -Adam

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