Bread Machine Recipes

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French Baguettes

Cooking Directions:
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1 cup water
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water

Measure carefully, and place 1 cup water, bread flour, sugar, salt, and
yeast into bread machine pan in the order recommended by the machine's
manufacturer. Select Dough/Manual cycle.

Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to coat all sides. Cover. Let
rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.
Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.

Punch down dough. Roll into a 16- by 12-inch rectangle on a lightly
floured surface. Cut dough in half, creating two 8- by 12-inch rectangles.
Roll up each half of dough tightly, beginning at 12-inch side. Roll
gently back and forth to taper ends.

Place 3 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Make 1/4-inch deep
diagonal slashes across loaves every 2 inches, or make one lengthwise
slash on each loaf. Cover. Let rise in a warm place for 30 to 40
minutes, or until doubled in bulk.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water; brush
over tops of loaves. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

This recipe yields 2 baguettes.

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