Total Time
2hrs 15mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select cycle; press start.
Most Helpful

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 is a keeper!
**Made for 2011 Football Pool**

Bayhill January 08, 2012

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!

Chocolatl January 07, 2011

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!!

kellychris April 05, 2010