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I was looking for a recipe for my new baguette pans and thought of your French Bread. Came out spectacular; they gobbled these us and asked for the recipe. Thanks Angie.
Rita

I know you have had good reviews, but I always enjoy getting them. I 've been looking for a nice French Bread recipe for my ABM. Love this one and made a couple of small breads and 4 large buns for paninis. Followed the recipe except I used onecup whole wheat flour; I did add water, but I seems to do that for every recipe.I love the crust, the texture. Will be making this one againa and again. Thanks. I included a pic of my prize.
Rita

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Sage August 19, 2012

Enjoyed this recipe. I divided the dough in half and made a 1 lb loaf of bread and the other half 8 dinner rolls. For the dinner rolls, after 2nd rise in a greased pan, I brushed with egg white mixed with 1 Tb spoon of water (although you could use honey to avoid egg), then sprinkled a few rolls with toasted sesame seeds and others with toasted poppy seeds. For the bread, I tossed about 1 Tb cornmeal on the bottom of a greased baking pan, then placed dough on top before the 2nd rise, and brushed with egg wash before baking. I used a 350F oven for ~35 minutes for the bread and ~25 minutes for the rolls. Crust was crunchy and inside was soft. Important: hide the rolls so you have some for dinner!

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HouseChef February 06, 2010

This is my favorite everyday bread recipe. I have to avoid whole grains and it's difficult to find white bread that is easy to make yet flavorful. I add 2 T flax meal for some texture and omega-3s. I use the dough setting on my bread machine and put in the pan for 2nd rising. Baked at 375 for 35 minutes makes a perfect loaf every time. Thank you!

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minbrain September 13, 2009

I made this last night and it was delicious! I couldn't find the recipe I usually use, and stumbled on this. My husband had bought Self Rising flour by accident, but it didn't seem to make any difference.

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stacya100 April 05, 2015

Simple and tasty bread. I have a Zojirushi bread machine and set it for light crust. It cooked it too light. I think this bread will have a naturally light colored crust, so you can leave it at the normal setting, or even dark crust. Yummy bread though.

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urbadave April 02, 2011

This is now my favorite bread recipe. I didn't have the total 4 cups of bread flour. I only had 2 of the cups so I used 2 cups of all purpose flour. I have a special pan that shapes 2 loaves and this worked perfectly. I also put a pan of water under my loaves to bake. A few tablespoons extra of water helped me to shape on counter with added flour but to be honest, it was a little sticky rolling out but the end result was perfect. I don't think I have made better bread.

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DanaJoy! January 01, 2011

Awesome bread. Nice crumb and crust. We love this and I will make it many many times, both in the ABM and in the oven. Thank you!

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ToiCara June 08, 2010

Excellent recipe, a real keeper.

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maryL in Canada December 16, 2009

I've made this recipe quite a few times now in the Black and Decker All in one Horizontal bread maker. I've been tweaking it for my machine, reducing the yeast everytime i make it. 1.5 tsp traditional yeast seems to be right for me. I use All Purpose flour (Canadian) with great results. I've also used 1/2 whole wheat flour and barley malt instead of honey YUM!

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Yellow Lab Lover November 29, 2009

Very very good bread! The 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast threw me off, not realizing that is a regular packet of yeast. Instead, i used my bread machine yeast in a jar and rounded it down to 2 teaspoons, even though i normally add 1 1/2 since that's what my machine calls out. The difference is that bread machine yeast is fast rising and it got a little out of control on me! *lol* I'm making it again today and will use my normal 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast. ;-) Thanks for a great recipe!

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Marc R. November 22, 2009
Everyday Bread (French Bread) Abm Bread Machine