Sunday, October 16, 2011

French Bread

Today is World Bread Day. This is the 5th Annual World Bread Day. Click here to read more about this event.
I invite you to talk about bread, to bake a bread, to eat a slice of bread.
If you baked a loaf of bread today, october 16, please leave a comment and put a link with your bread recipe on my blog. Let's show the world how much we love bread.

I bought a nonstick baguette pan and I decided to bake French Bread. I used my bread machine to knead the dough and I baked the baguettes in the oven. Here is the recipe I used from the instruction manual of my Welbilt bread machine. It was so good with a crunchy crust, soft inside..... and it was gone within minutes of being pulled from the oven.


1 cup + 2 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 egg white
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
Place ingredients in bread machine in the order listed. All ingredients must be at room temperature.
Start machine on dough setting.
When dough cycle is complete, remove it with floured hands and place it on floured surface.
Let it rest for 5 minutes and then cut in half.
Take each half of dough and roll to make a loaf about 12 inches long in the shape of French bread.
Place on greased baking sheet and glaze each baguette with egg white.
Slash 5 times diagonally with a very sharp knife or a pair of scissors.
Place in a warm place and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400°.
Glaze uslashed portions again with egg white.
Bake on the middle rack for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove baked loaves to wire racks to cool.

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  1. Wow they look wonderful. I can almost smell the aroma in your kitchen while it's baking!

  2. I just discovered the joy of baking bread. Your French loaf looks wonderful! I think I could eat one straight out of the oven all by myself. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will give it a go soon.

  3. Hi Anita! Thanks for visiting & for your lovely comment. Sorry, it took me some time to get back to you. Wow! Wonderful bread, that seriously looks amazing! I'm your happy new follower :)

  4. Anita thank you for your kind comment on my blog! You made me blush =)

  5. Thanks for visiting my glad it brought me here. What gorgeous bread! I bake bread often but have never tried French bread. Would love to give it a try.


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