4 cups flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/3 cup warm water
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 teaspoons yeast
Add ingredients the order the bread machine instructs you to do. Mine has you add the liquids first and end up with the yeast in a little well made in the flour. Set the bread machine in dough cycle. Remove the dough on a floured surface and form into two loaves. (I made one loaf, so it is bigger than baguettes would be) Let rise for 40 minutes in a warm place. On your stoneware or baking pan toss down some corn meal and carefully place the loaves on pan. Brush with egg wash (1 egg and 1 tablespoon water) slice down the center for baguette or several slits diagonally across for a loaf. Bake at 375F 30-35 minutes.
Guess what? It turned out! Wahoo! It was like what they call a crusty bread, the outside was nice and crisp and crusty and soft and tender inside. It was a nice size for sandwiches and to toast it you had to turn it around halfway through.
It worked great for us! I made this again since and formed two loaves instead of one. Next I'll form longer thinner baguette style, this is great. I let the loaves rise right on the the stoneware bar pan and then popped it right in the oven so I didn't have to transfer it after it had the last raise. Make some in time for the weekend!
Bravo, Lyndz! The bread looks awesome delicious. How wonderful it is to see you bake some bread finally. ha! This should be great for sandwiches. Hope you're going to have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Fresh homemade bread is so good, a slice for breakfast would be great.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kristy, I knew you'd be proud of me, haha! Baby steps...I might be able to tackle more pretty soon. It did taste good in sandwiches, her lunch all week. :DReplyDelete
Brenda, thanks, I was lucky it turned out (not the best baker here).
How I miss my kitchen; love to make bread and will try this one when I get back home; thanks so much.ReplyDelete
Wat a fantastic recipe...absolutely stunning clicks Lyndsey..:)ReplyDelete
This reminds me of my failed attempt earlier this week! Yours looks so good!ReplyDelete
That's gorgeous! Your crust is perfect!ReplyDelete
Nothing beats homemade bread. I had leeks-cleriac soup and a bread roll at a cafe today. I love the soup but...my gosh...the bread roll was horrible. It was so hard. Could be many, many days old bread. It can kill! I better make my own. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
That's an awesome loaf of bread with perfect crust and crumb!ReplyDelete
That is beautiful! Long baguettes will be awesome too. I have yet to really attempt bread. I'm kind of impatient waiting for things to rise and then waiting some more.ReplyDelete
Your bread is beautiful & inspiring. Thanks for sharing it with us!
YUM! I'd want to eat the entire freshly made loaf. What a golden and lovely foundation for so many delicious sammies, French toast....ReplyDelete
This looks wonderful Lyndsey! Hope you are having a nice weekend. Our weather has been beyond gorgeous lately hasn't it?!ReplyDelete
I use my bread machine two to three times a week but have never made a french loaf. Yours came out beautifully! This would be so good with a bowl of soup.ReplyDelete
Rita, I would miss my kitchen too, even though it's tiny!ReplyDelete
Jat, that is so nice of you to say.ReplyDelete
pigpigscorner - Ha! You should see some of my failed breads. Maybe I'll post them...pretty scary.ReplyDelete
Reeni- thanks! I only showed the good ones Haha!ReplyDelete
Susan B - that's what is nice aboyt the bread machine, just pop the ingredients and forget about it. The 40 min wait isn't too bad if you have something else to do.ReplyDelete
Jenn - thanks, it did work out nice for sandwiches.ReplyDelete
Martha - you said it, we certainly can't complain.ReplyDelete
Biren, I don't have a stand mixer with a dough hook so my bread machine has been working fine for me. Good to know I'm not the only one that relies on it.ReplyDelete