Wednesday, July 7, 2010

French Bread for bread machine

Jennifer S.

Makes a 1 ½ pound loaf
Add ingredients to bread pan in order listed.
1 ¼ C. warm water
1 TBS. oil
1 TBS and 1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 ½ C. flour
1 TBS. yeast
Set machine for French bread dough cycle.
Shape dough into loaf.
Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkled with 2 tsp. of corn meal. Cover with towel and let rise 45-60 minutes or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown on top and bottom of loaf. If glossy, chewy bread is desired only bake 15 minutes. Brush loaf with 1 egg white whisked together with 1 tsp water. Bake for 5 more minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and let cool on baking sheet.

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