Bread Machine Recipes

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Authentic French Bread - Bm Magic
Serving Size: 1


Cooking Directions:
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-----1-1/2 lb loaf-----
1 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoon salt (i used 3/4 tsp)
3 cup bread flour
2 teaspoon yeast

*** Slightly adapted for my use from Bread Machine Magic *** Place all
ingredients except cornmeal in breadpan. Select dough setting and start.
At beep, turn dough onto a floured countertop or cutting board. (I spray
an acrylic board with Pam and skip the flour). Shape the dough into 12"
oblong loaf, 1 large round loaf, 2 18-inch baguettes, or 8 french rolls.

Dust the top with a little flour; rub it in. Place on a cookie sheet
dusted with cornmeal. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm over

30 to 45 minutes of until doubled. To warm oven slightly, turn on warm
setting for two minutes then turn it off. Be sure to remove bread from
the oven to preheat.

Place a pan of hot water on the bottom rack of the oven. Preheat oven to
450~. Immediately before placing bread in oven, slash tops with a very
sharp knife (I use a serrated knife) about 1/2" deep.

Bake round or oblong loaves 20 Minutes, baguettes about 15 minutes,
french rolls bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire

This is best served within hours of baking. To preserve crisp crust, do
not store in plastic wrap or bags.

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