French Bread Loaf - Bread Machine

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Taste of Home Feb 2010. Recipe prep time does not include ABM dough cycle or additional time to rise. Makes a nice small loaf perfect for an pasta dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add all ingredients except cornmeal to your bread machine in the order listed. Use dough cycle only.
  2. Remove dough from bread machine and shape into loaf. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Let rise until double, about 1 hour.
  3. Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Most Helpful

This bread was very easy and do. I let it rise the 1 hour. And baked it 20 minutes. The taste is so yummy and the texture of the bread is light. Thanks Invictus :) Made for Holiday tag

Boomette March 28, 2010

I needed to add quite a bit of additional flour to get the correct dough consistency. When the loaf was finished baking, it did not have a pretty golden color that I would have liked it to have. It was, however, very crispy and it tasted good.

Marie Nixon May 28, 2012

This was so easy! I am NOT a great bread baker, so I was thrilled to pop the ingredients into the ABM and walk away! I used 1/2 white wheat flour and a little bit of spelt flour, too, so mine came out a bit more dense/brown than others probably did. It was still yummy, though, and much enjoyed with a huge pot of soup. It was a bit salty for my tastes, so I will probably see how much I can tinker with that. Thanks for posting! Made for Best of 2010 tag.

smellyvegetarian February 14, 2011