French Countryside Bread (bread machine recipe)

Melissa Etheridge

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@melissareeseetheridge

Each week I make at least one loaf of homemade bread. I use this loaf to accompany dinner each night during the week~or until it runs out. If any is left over by the next weekend, I make croutons out of it. This loaf has a crusty top and a soft inside.


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Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
3 Hr 50 Min

Ingredients

1 3/8 c
water
1 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 1/2 tsp
salt
4 c
bread flour
1 Tbsp
sugar
2 tsp
active dry yeast

Step-By-Step

1Measure and add liquid ingredients to the bread pan.

2Measure and add dry ingredients (except yeast) to the bread pan.

3Use your finger to form a well (hole) in the flour where you will pour the yeast. Yeast must NEVER come into contact with a liquid when you are adding ingredients. Measure teh yeast and carefully pour it into the well.

4Snap the baking pan into the breadmaker and close the lid.

5Press "select" button to choose the French setting.

6Choose your crust color and press "start".

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Breads, Savory Breads
Regional Style: French
Hashtag: #Machine