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french countryside bread (bread machine recipe)

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Melissa Etheridge
Murfreesboro, TN

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.

★★★★★ 3
serves 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 3 Hr 50 Min

Ingredients For french countryside bread (bread machine recipe)

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

How To Make french countryside bread (bread machine recipe)

  • 1
    Measure and add liquid ingredients to the bread pan.
  • 2
    Measure and add dry ingredients (except yeast) to the bread pan.
  • 3
    Use 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.
  • 4
    Snap the baking pan into the breadmaker and close the lid.
  • 5
    Press "select" button to choose the French setting.
  • 6
    Choose your crust color and press "start".

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