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French Bread

This makes really good crusty bread!  If you like it a bit softer, once it cools, throw it into a ziplock bag and seal it a while.  I got it from Robin Hood’s web site and posting a slightly modified version here because it’s sometimes easier for me to access.  I prefer making my bread in the oven, so I’m listing the instructions for that, not for baking in the bread machine.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 1/4 c. All purpose flour
  • 2 tsp bread machine yeast

Preparation: In order listed above, add ingredients to bread machine.  Put it on the dough cycle.  When done, split dough and place in loaf pans or cookie sheet (if you want to make rolls or baguette type bread).  Let rise in a warm draft-free area for 20-30 minutes (I like to turn the oven on for 1 minute at 350 F, then I turn it off, and place the bread inside).  Bake at 350 F for 15 min. for a regular loaf, or 10-12 min. for rolls or baguette.  Broil at 450 or 500 for a minute (set a timer because you don’t want to forget it!) until the top has browned nicely.

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