Unknownchef86's French Countryside Bread (Abm)

Unknownchef86's French Countryside Bread (Abm) created by Chocolatl

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.

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4hrs 5mins
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ingredients

  • 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

directions

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

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  1. Maudkin
    Thanks for this recipe! So easy. I used the AP flour plus gluten version, but added a little more gluten at a ratio of 1 T per cup. I'm surprised how long it's lasting without going stale, too, given the lack of fat. Love how light it is.
  2. Jezski
    Sorry, this did not work out well for me.
  3. Chocolatl
    Unknownchef86's French Countryside Bread (Abm) Created by Chocolatl
  4. Chocolatl
    Cold water? Really?<br/>Cold water. Really.<br/>This is wonderful bread, and makes excellent toast. I used the dough cycle on my ABM, and baked in an oval casserole dish. We ate every crumb within 24 hours, even though the loaf was enormous! Thanks for posting!
  5. 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
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