Add all the bread ingredients to a bread maker and turn on the bread dough course to complete the 1st rising.
While the dough is being made add your grated garlic and butter to a heat-resistant container in that order and microwave for 1 minute. Once it's softened add the parsley and mix.
Once the dough's first rise has completed, punch down and let sit for 15 minutes. Once rested, punch down the dough again.
Divide the dough into 8 portions and stretch out into oval shapes. Roll up tightly and seal firmly.
Allow to rise for a second time until doubled.
Make a 5 mm slit down the middles and pipe the butter on top (this is made easier by putting the garlic butter in a pastry bag).
Preheat your oven to 250℃. Bake at 230℃ for 20 minutes. Adjust the temperature and baking time according to your own oven.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make French bread without using French bread flour.
For the slits, roughly 5 mm is ideal. Don't make them too shallow or deep. Regarding the baking temperature and time: our oven s a rotating dish so it's difficult to brown things well, which is why I set the temperature so high. I baked for 22 minutes.