Bread Machine Rosemary French Bread

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    2 hours 15 min

    Delicious and crusty, savoury white bread that's flavoured with garlic and rosemary. One loaf doesn't last a whole day in my house!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 10 

    • 7g dried active yeast
    • 275g bread flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon butter, softened
    • 255ml warm water
    • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

    Method
    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:2hr10min  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

    1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the cycle; press Start.
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    146

    Since I am the bread machine at my house, I adapted this recipe to the old-fashioned method. Using Tunisianswife's suggestions (see her Mediterranean Black Olive Bread review), I proofed the yeast in 1 cup of warm water mixed with the 1 tsp of sugar; added the flour (I used A.P.) and mixed in the remaining ingredients. I kneaded the mixture on a floured surface and probably added another 1/2 to 3/4 cup flour by the time all was kneaded in. Like Tunisianswife, I did 3 risings on this bread, kneading in between, and using her steam-baking idea, baked in a 450 oven (with a pan of water at the bottom to provide steam) for the first 15 minutes, then reduced to 400 & baked another 10-15 minutes. I agree with reviewer Tanaquil as to the texture and gourmet quality of this bread. I have baked breads for many, many years but this is one of the finest I've ever baked. I used 1 T fresh rosemary. The rosemary is a fragrant and subtle addition to the flavor. I was concerned about the amount of garlic, but it was perfect--it baked into mellow goodness. The texture was a soft but chewy interior and crusty exterior that sliced beautifully. My family has requested I make another loaf this week and let it be the meal!  -  06 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    47

    This is a keeper. Makes great lunch sandwiches. (I had to add 1/2 cup of flour and used the medium setting to make it crusty.)  -  27 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    41

    Tihs bread is a hit with my family. It had a wonderful aroma while baking, and turned out perfect. All golden and crusty on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. However, this bread took 4 hours on the french bread setting in my machine instead of 2, so make sure to plan far enough ahead if using it for a meal!  -  17 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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