French Bread (for bread machine)

Linda Scharek


I'm always in demand to bring bread to any gathering. This is simple and very tasty. I usually make 10-20 loaves at Christmas for gifts.

★★★★★ 2 votes
3 Hr
20 Min
Bread Machine


1-1/3 c
hot water
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 tsp
sugar or sugar substitute
1-1/2 tsp
4 c
bread flour (add 3 tablespoons of rye flour before measuring flour)
2-1/4 tsp
active dry yeast

How to Make French Bread (for bread machine)


  • 1Add ingredients to bread machine according your machines instructions.
  • 2Set machine to "dough stage".
  • 3When done, cut into 2 sections. Roll each out into an 8 x 11 sheet and roll up.
  • 4Sprinkle bottom of loaf pans with cornmeal. Place bread on top. Make 3 slits in bread dough
  • 5Heat a large container of water in microwave. Set pans in microwave and cover with a towel. Set rise again for 1 hour. Heat from the hot water will help bread rise.
  • 6Preheat oven to 430 degrees. Place bread in oven and bake for approximately 17 minutes. Bread is done when golden brown and has a hollow sound when tapped
  • 7Remove from pans and spray with butter and then sprinkle with garlic salt. Let cool, wrap and place in freezer bags. Freeze until ready to use or use immediately.
  • 8NOTE: These can be made into rolls (approximately 22) rolled in fat free Italian dressing then rolled into a mixture of 1 envelope onion soup and 1 cup parmesan cheese that has been mixed together. Let rise and bake as above.

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About French Bread (for bread machine)

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: French
Other Tag: Quick & Easy