Monday, October 13, 2008

BM French Bread

Taken from Taste Of Home's website, this was recommended to me by a co-worker. I just changed the yeast from active dry yeast to bread machine yeast. Husband raved about it! We all loved it!

From french bread (BM)


1-1/4 cups water (70° to 80°)
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3-1/2 cups bread flour
1-1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 tablespoon cornmeal

1 eggwhite (I had leftover eggwhites, which I used instead of whole egg in the orig recipe)
1 tablespoon water

In bread machine pan, place the first five ingredients in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half. Roll each portion into a 10-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams to seal.
Sprinkle a greased baking sheet with cornmeal; place loaves seam side down on prepared pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 20 minutes.
Whisk eggwhite and water; brush over loaves. With a sharp knife, make four shallow slashes across the top of each loaf. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).

1 comment:

Rake Donkey said...

Hi Manang,

Thanks for posting this recipe. You and your friend are quite correct, it is a great recipe. I did make this with my kitchenaid mixer instead though. No breadmaker.....yet. Came out great, just let it rise twice and then shaped into loaves as described. My only problem was creating the cuts on the top of the bread. A tough crust formed on the bread quite quickly while it was rising. It deflated the bread a little, but it still rose quite nicely. Was a great hit with the family and guests. Will definitely make again.


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