authentic french bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 22
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 58.7
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 155.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

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Number of Servings: 22


    cup water (119 degrees)
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    3 cups bread flour
    3 tsp yeast


Place all ingredients into the bread machine. Set for dough setting and press start.
When dough cycle has finished, remove dough from pan and turn onto a lightly oiled surface. Form dough into an oval, cover let rest for 10 - 15 minutes.
After resting, turn dough bottom side up, and press to flatten. Fold dough into an envelope by folding the top 1/3 of the way to the bottom. Then fold the bottom a 1/3 of the way to the top.
Then press dough with the palm of your hand to make an indention down the center of the dough. Place on a baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm dry place for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. After rising, slash the bread with very sharp knife, making 1/2 inch deep cuts diagonal across the bread. Brush or spray with water. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned.

Number of Servings: 22.5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TALLTABBY.

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