Unknownchef86's French Countryside Bread (Abm)

“This makes a first-rate country French bread in your ABM. My family loves it so much I can't make it fast enough! Makes a 2 lb. loaf. This is also an excellent dough to make by hand. Simply let it raise a couple of times, punch it down in between and bake it off in a 400 degree oven for approximately 30-40 minutes (I don't remember exactly how long). Bread should sound hollow (when tapped) when done.”
READY IN:
4hrs 5mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
1 loaf
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups cold water (yes, cold)
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups bread flour (if using all-purpose flour, substitute 3 tabl. flour with 3 tabl. vital gluten)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 12 teaspoons dry yeast

Directions

  1. Measure all ingredients into pan in order given.
  2. Use French setting and medium or dark crust (depending on your preference and your machine).

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