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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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19 comments:

  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 http://thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunshine-award.html

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    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!

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  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!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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    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 :)

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  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

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  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. hhttp://www.fivelittlechefs.com/2012/06/fantastic-thursday-link-party-1.html

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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    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 :)

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

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  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! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/06/thursdays-treasures-week-38.html

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    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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