Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs 10 mins
This is a wonderful recipe for the bread machine. It's crusty on the outside and so soft on the inside it's incredible! One loaf doesn't last the whole day in my house! Note: This makes a 1.5 lb. loaf.
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 3 1⁄4 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 2 teaspoons butter, softened
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select cycle; press start.
Yum! We loved this soft, flavorful bread. The texture is wonderful and it slices well even when warm. I made this as written except that I added 1/4 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese and 1/4 c. shredded fresh Parmesan cheese to the bread machine. I served this warm with baked ziti. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe...it is a keeper!
**Made for 2011 Football Pool**
We loved the crisp crust and soft, dense interior of this bread. The rosemary and garlic gave it a wonderful rustic flavor. Thanks for posting!
I have been looking for a good french bread recipe and I HAVE FOUND IT!!!!!! The rosemary is a great addition. I am going to try it plain next time and see if it is the recipe I've been searching for- but I already think it is!! Thanks so much!!