Unknownchef86's French Countryside Bread (Abm)

READY IN: 4hrs 5mins
Recipe by UnknownChef86

This makes a first-rate country French bread in your ABM. My family loves it so much I can't make it fast enough! Makes a 2 lb. loaf. This is also an excellent dough to make by hand. Simply let it raise a couple of times, punch it down in between and bake it off in a 400 degree oven for approximately 30-40 minutes (I don't remember exactly how long). Bread should sound hollow (when tapped) when done.

Top Review by Chef1MOM-Connie

This is excellent. I could not believe cold water but followed exactly and WHOA nelly, thid makes a huge loaf of bread plus. I made a 1 lb loaf of bread plus 8 rolls for dinner sandwich size. The taste is light but fragrant. I followed the AP flour with wheat gluten directions. Thank you so much for those. Will be made often!!! ZWT Kitchen Witches

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups cold water (yes, cold)
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups bread flour (if using all-purpose flour, substitute 3 tabl. flour with 3 tabl. vital gluten)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 12 teaspoons dry yeast


  1. Measure all ingredients into pan in order given.
  2. Use French setting and medium or dark crust (depending on your preference and your machine).

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