Bread Machine Wheat French Bread Recipe

We love French Bread with many dishes from Beef Stew to Lasagna Style Pasta Bake so we always keep a loaf or two in the freezer.  Here is our Bread Machine French Bread Recipe.  We let the machine knead it, but we shape it and bake in a conventional oven.  This is a heavier, moisture texture than store bakery bread and it is important to be sure to cook it long enough -- better to err on the side of too long.  It is delicious for Party Sub Sandwiches, too.

Mini loaves shaped & ready to rise.
Bake on greased or non-stick cookie sheets or use parchment paper.

Check after a couple minutes of kneading and add flour or water as needed for proper texture - should be quite stiff and not stick to your finger when poked.  Add small amounts at a time—1 or 2 teaspoons.

You can read the review of the West Bend Hi-Rise Bread Machine we wrote earlier and check out all our  Bread Machine Recipes.  We let the machine do the kneading for us in many conventional recipes.
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