Recipe by Claudia Dawn
Easy French Bread using the breadmaker to mix and the oven to bake. The bread machine is a great invention, but I find the bread tastes better when it bakes in the oven. Prepare at least 3 hours before serving. To make a regular sized loaf, change the number of servings to 1/2 a loaf.
Top Review by invictus
While we greatly enjoy this bread and have eaten almost all of it, we don't feel that it is a true french bread hence the rating. I made it Sunday night to go with our spaghetti dinner and was quite disappointed with the texture. It wasn't light and spongy like a french bread but still good. I have since served the bread with several other meals and it has been gobbled up.
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 4 cups flour, preferably white bread flour
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons yeast, fast rising or 2 1⁄2 teaspoons yeast, active dry