Friday, April 30, 2010

Recipe: French Country Bread (Bread Machine)

This lovely bread was made using olive oil, and turned out chewy inside with a delicious crunchy crust.  The kids ate almost the whole loaf after it cooled with no butter or anything.  You can't get any easier than bread machine bread, simply throw the ingredients in and let the machine do the work for you.

from The Bread Machine Baker

2 teaspoons or 1/2 package of yeast (must use Bread Machine Yeast)
 2 cups bread flour
2/3 teapsoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teapsoons olive oil (I used extra virgin)
2 teaspoons honey
3/4 cups water (room temperature)

Add all the ingredients to the machine in the order listed.  Choose either regular or light crust (depending on your preference) and push "Start".

Printable Version


from "Now We Are Six"
by A.A. Milne
with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard
1950 E.P. Dutton & Co


  1. Now this is the kind of bread that I can make! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I am always looking for good breadmaker recipes, thank you! It looks lovely.

    I add some sugar to the pizza dough recipe which I think makes it rise even more so this is kind of doughy but then I don't use a rolling pin to flatten it out. You could always use less yeast and no sugar and I tend to need to add extra water too, it's so dry here even when it's raining.

    Still waiting for a heavenly summer here, this will be my third and I hope it finally warms up!

  3. Your bread looks great! I guess I will have to be getting a bread machine now, just as soon as I can find room for it!

  4. Mmmm. I love bread that has honey added into it! I love your Pooh excerpt today as well. I still have the original collection of those books from when I was a child.

  5. What a wonderful looking recipe! I'll have to try it. And who doesn't love some Christopher Robin and Winniw the Pooh!

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  6. I'm trying to make this bread!! What setting am I supposed to be using... That info appears to be missing:(


  7. Hi Marian~ Depending on your machine use the White Bread, Basic, or Normal setting then choose your crust setting for either Light or Dark.


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