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French  Bread (Bread machine)


 
This makes two loaves of long baguette type French bread that has wonderful flavor

3 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups warm water

Directions:
1 Place ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturers directions.
2 Start machine on dough setting.
3 When dough cycle is complete, remove dough with floured hands and cut in half on floured surface.
4 Take each half of dough and roll to make a loaf about 12 inches long in the shape of French bread.
5 Place on greased baking sheet and cover with a towel.
6 Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
7 Preheat oven to 320. C
8 Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown, turning pan around once halfway during baking.
9 Remove baked loaves to wire racks to cool.

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