Easy French Bread

3 c. warm water
2 pkgs. dry yeast
1/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 egg
7-8 c. flour
Beaten egg white

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt and egg, mixing well. Add flour and beat well. Knead well on floured surface until dough is smooth. Allow to raise in ungreased bowl until doubled in size. Punch down and divide into two parts. Shape into long loaves to fit a large cookie sheet. Cut through dough on top of dough with scissors to make the slashed top. Let raise until double. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with egg white, using pastry brush. Put back in oven for one minute. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

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