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                        FRENCH BREAD EXTRAORDINAIRE!
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Breadmaker
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/4   c            Water
                         For Welbilt/Dak and Zoji add
                         2 Tablespoons more water
    3 1/2   c            Unbleached white flour
    1 1/2   ts           Salt
    2       ts           Red Star brand active dry
   1.Place dough ingredients in bread pan, select Dough
   setting, and press Start 2. When the dough cycle ends,
   the machine will beep. Set a timer and allow the dough
   to rise 1 more hour. Open the machine, punch down the
   dough, set the timer again and let dough rise another
   hour in the machine. Turn off bread machine, remove
   bread pan, and turn out dough onto a lightly floured
   countertop or cutting board. Form into a smooth round
   ball then flatten it with your hands. 3. Place a clean
   kitchen towel (not terry cloth) in a round wicker
   basket that’s at least twice the size of the dough.
   Dust the towel liberally with flour. Place the round
   dough in the center of the basket. Place basket in a
   warm place and let dough rise, uncovered, about 45
   minutes until double in size. 4. Gently turn dough out
   of basket upside down onto a greased baking sheet.
   With a very sharp knife held almost parallel to the
   loaf, carefully slash the top of the dough at sharp
   angles in a # pattern. 5. Preheat oven to 450F. Place
   a small pan on the floor or bottom shelf of the oven
   and carefully add at least 1 cup boiling water to the
   pan.  Place dough in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
   Remove from oven and place on cake rack to cool 1
   hours before slicing. To preserve the crisp crust, do
   not store in plastic wrap or bag. Bread can be loosely
   covered or left out for up to two days before it dries
   out completely. From THE BREAD MACHINE MAGIC BOOK OF
   HELPFUL HINTS by Linda Rehberg and Lois Conway.
   Formatted by Linda Caldwell
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