Bread Machine French Bread

Connie Avance

By
@Cea

The love of my life bought me a bread machine several years ago since I love to bake. I needed a loaf of french bread and thought I would play around with a recipe to see what I come up with. The recipe is a hit with my boyfriend and his father. They like it better than the store bought french bread.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Prep:
2 Hr 20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

BREAD DOUGH

1 1/2 c
water, warm
1 tsp
sea salt
2 tsp
butter flavor shortening
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
active dry yeast

TOPPING

1
egg white
1 tsp
water
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
italian seasoning
2 Tbsp
cornmeal

Step-By-Step

1Place all bread dough ingredients in bread machine and select dough cycle.
2When cycle is complete, remove dough and roll into a 12" x 15" rectangle on a lightly floured board.
Roll up from long side and pinch seam to seal.
Fold ends under. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet that has been dusted with the cornmeal.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise 45 minutes.
3Make 4 diagonal cuts with a sharp knife across top of bread.
Bake 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
4Beat egg white, water garlic powder and italian seasonings, remove bread from oven and brush with egg wash.
Return to oven and bake an additional 5 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American