French Bread

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Appears in
The Ultimate Bread Machine Cookbook

By Jennie Shapter

Published 2010

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French bread traditionally has a crisp crust and light, chewy crumb. Use the special French bread setting on your bread machine to help to achieve this unique texture.



Makes 1 Loaf

  • 150 ml/5 fl oz/ cup water
  • 225</


  1. Add the water to the bread machine pan. If the instructions for your machine specify that the yeast is to be placed in the pan first, reverse the order in which you add the liquid and dry ingredients.

  2. Sprinkle the flour over the water. Add the salt in a corner. Make an indent in the centre of the flour and add the yeast. Use the French dough/Artisan d