Super easy. (Just like your mom.) Yay for crusty French bread!
I will also continue to threaten your masculinity this week with some tartine recommendations from Urban Vegan, so stay tuned!
Failproof Crusty French Bread (For Your Bread Machine)
- 3-1/2 c. bread flour
- 1 t. salt
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1-1/4 c. warm water
Place ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturers directions (essentially: wet, dry, yeast).
Start machine on dough setting.
When dough cycle is complete, remove dough with floured hands and cut in half on floured surface.
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 cover with a towel.
Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. (Mine didn't engorge enough--snark--so I then preheated the oven and set the pan on top. This helped.)
Preheat oven to 450-F.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown, turning pan around once halfway during baking.
Remove baked loaves to wire racks to cool.
(Recipe from Recipezaar)