Classic French Bread Fast2eat Recipe

This is an easy, crusty, Classic French Bread recipe for your bread machine. I have been making this bread for almost 20 years and it’s part of my best recipes collection.

A few simple ingredients combine to form a homemade treat that’s a little fluffy, a little crunchy, and a whole lot of delicious.

Crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Exactly as it should be!

 

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Classic French Bread Fast2eat Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3:35 hour
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
loaf (2 Lb)
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3:35 hour
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
loaf (2 Lb)
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Attach the kneading blade in the bread pan.
  2. Place ingredients into the bread pan following the recipe order (or following the order and method specified in the manual of your Bread Maker – mine is: FIRST, liquid ingredients; SECOND, dry ingredients; LAST, yeast). Note: With finger or a knife, make a small indentation in the middle of the flour. Add yeast to indentation, making sure it does not come into contact with the liquid ingredients.
  3. Carefully insert bread pan into Bread Maker and gently close the lid.
  4. Select “French” bread setting. If available Choose crust color (I usually set Medium, but if you prefer set Light or Dark) and loaf size (2LB) and Press the Start button. With this bread it is safe to use the timer function.
  5. It will mix and bake the bread. When the baking cycle is complete, press the stop button and unplug the breadmaker.
  6. Open the lid and while using Oven Mitt, firmly grasp the bread pan handle and gently pull the pan straight up and out of the machine. CAUTION: The Bread Maker and pan may be very hot! Always handle with care.
  7. Use non-stick Spatula to gently loosen the sides of the bread from the pan.
  8. Turn bread pan upside down onto a Wire Cooling Rack or clean cooking surface and gently shake until bread falls out onto rack.
  9. Cool for about 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  10. To make perfect slices every time use this Bread Slicer with an Electric Knife.
Recipe Notes

Also check: Everything You Need to Know to Start Baking Awesome Bread Using a Bread Maker

* “Long-term dietary intake of gluten was not associated with risk of coronary heart disease. However, the avoidance of gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains, which may affect cardiovascular risk. The promotion of gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease should not be encouraged.” (Source: http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1892)

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