French Bread

1 Tbsp yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp oil
4 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in water.
Stir in salt, oil and half of flour.
Gradually add remaining flour, mixing well.
Knead 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
Place in greased bowl and let rise until double (1/2-1 hour)
Punch down and let rise again until double.
Punch down and divide into 1-4 pieces.
Roll into an oblong shape and then roll up and pinch to seal to form long thin loaves.
Place on greased cookie sheet.
Slash top of dough with knife 3-5 times diagonally down each loaf.
Brush with water and let raise till double again (about 1 hour).
Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes.
Use within one day or double wrap and freeze.