Mmmmm…..there is just nothing like the smell of fresh baking bread. Honestly, the mere thought of it has me salivating. This recipe is a simple bread machine recipe that tastes amazing! I am completely besotted with it at the moment. It takes all the self control I posses not to devour an entire loaf on my own. Oh, and it would make a delectable garlic bread, crostini, etc. So, whip out that bread machine and give this recipe a try.
Ingredients: Yields: 2 loaves
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 -1/3 cups warm water
2 -1/2 teaspoons salt
1 -1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 -1/4 teaspoons yeast
1 tablespoon water
* a couple tablespoons cornmeal to dust baking sheets with.
Place all dough ingredients as listed in a bread machine. Select your bread machines dough cycle.
Once the bread machine is done doing it’s thing – remove the dough and punch down to deflate on a lightly floured cutting board.
Cut dough in half, and form into two loaves.
Sprinkle a sheet pan with about 2 tablespoons cornmeal. Then place the loaves seam side down on the prepped sheet pan. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth, and let rise for 50 minutes.
Once the dough has risen preheat your oven to 375°F.
In a small bowl beat the egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush onto both loaves.
With a sharp knife, make one single long cut down each loaf.
Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until loaves sound hollow.
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