Easy French Bread

4 cups all-purpose (NOT self-rising) flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 packages active dry yeast
2 cups warm water
3 tablespoons melted butter

Cooking Utensils: loaf pans (9 x 5 x 2-l/2 inch deep)

Preheat/bake Oven: 400F.

Sift flour, sugar and salt into mixing bowl. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add water to flour; stir until batter is mixed. Allow to rise until it is twice its original size (about 1 to 1-1/2 hours). Stir batter again to deflate it. Divide batter into equal parts; place in 2 greased baking pans. Allow to rise to top of baking pans (about 1 to 1-1/2 hours). Melt 3 tablespoons butter and allow to cool. Pour melted butter over loaves. Bake for 30 minutes. Slice and serve.

Serves 8.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana