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Monday, June 11, 2012

Breadmaker French Bread

I love making homemade bread. This Breadmaker French Bread is one of the recipes I use a lot. It's super simple since the bread machine does most of the work for me. If your family enjoys homemade bread, definitely give this recipe a try!

French Bread
originally from Taste of Home
Yields: 2 loaves (16 slices each)

1-1/4 cups water
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3-1/2 cups bread flour
1-1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tbsp. cornmeal

Glaze: 1 egg
          1 tbsp. water
          2 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted, optional

In bread machine pan, place the first five ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tbsp. water or flour if needed). When cycle is complete, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half. Roll each portion into a 10x8-in. rectangle. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with the long side; pinch to seal seams. 

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 20-30 minutes. 

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Whisk egg and water; brush over loaves. With a sharp knife, make 4 shallow slashes across the loaves. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

Bake at in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Happy Monday to you! I'm here to spread a little sunshine - you have an award waiting for you at my blog. Check it out at

    1. Thank you so much! This gave me the biggest smile :D I'm so thrilled you thought of me! I hope you have a blessed week!

  2. French bread is on my list of things to learn to make better this summer. I would love to have you share this recipe at Mealtime Monday!


    1. This recipe is super easy - especially if you have a bread machine! I'm on my way over to link up - thanks for the invite :)

  3. There is nothing like a great loaf of fresh French Bread coming out of the oven, it looks wonderful. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. I'm going to make this. I would LOVE to know how to make a great french bread. We would eat it a few times a week. We are big bread lovers! I'd like to invite you to join Fantastic Thursday. Hope to see you there. h

    1. This one is super simple if you have a bread machine :) I'll stop by and link up!

    2. Thanks for linking up at Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs! Hope to see you there next week!

  5. Thanks for linking up with me on Wow Us Wednesday :)

  6. Jamie,
    Yum! I love making homemade bread. Nothing like it. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :) Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. I love eating homemade bread - which mean I have to make it :) Have a great weekend, Michelle!

  7. I haven't made homemade bread in like forever. I also like to use my breadmaker in mixing and kneading it but I like baking it in the oven. I am looking forward to trying yours. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays!

    1. I never bake bread in my breadmaker either .... Maybe it's just me or my imagination, but I don't like the heavier texture - I always bake it in the oven! Stop by and let me know what you thought when you do make it :)

  8. Okay, first icing and now bread. I think I love you, lol. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  9. I love French Bread! And, I so need to make a menu. Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 38. I hope to see you again very soon. <3 and hugs!

    1. Homemade is the best! I couldn't live without a menu - seriously, we would eat sandwiches or something every single day!


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