I used the French bread setting on my machine. The bread rose quite well but then sunk and collapsed so it wasn't the pretiest loaf of bread. Worked okay for my DD's school lunch though and it tasted fine.
This was so easy I thought I'd done something wrong, and it made a great loaf of bread. Thanks! :D
This recipe makes a delicious loaf of French bread! I followed the recipe exactly except just used the dough cycle on my bread machine. I dumped the dough into a loaf pan, let rise again and baked at 350 for 25 minutes. Delicious!! Crusty outside, chewy inside. I was going to make a french shaped loaf out of the dough, but found the dough to be very sticky (like most french loaves) and decided not to mess with it tonight. I will make this bread again!!!
Quick and easy. A very good recipe, although it makes a small loaf. "Editor's note: This recipe has been revised for a larger loaf since this review.
Gee thanks for this one. Has got me back into making bread again. As my machine has a 'french' setting on it, I just used that instead of resetting the machine after the first knead. I also added 2teasp. gluten flour. DH was most impressed, so now will make a start on trying your other bread recipes. Cheers :)