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Crispy Garlic French Bread in a Bread Machine

Crispy Garlic French Bread in a Bread Machine

For soft French bread with a nice salty kick.
The outside is crispy with garlic butter.

Ingredients: makes 8

Bread dough
Water
280 ml
Strong bread flour
400 g
Olive oil
20g
Sugar, dry years
6 g each
Salt
9 g
Dried basil, thyme, your desired herbs
A teaspoon of each
Garlic Butter
Butter
70 g
Grated garlic
2 small cloves
Parsley (fresh or dried)
as desired

Steps

1. Add all the bread ingredients to a bread maker and turn on the bread dough course to complete the 1st rising.
2. 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.
3. Once the dough's first rise has completed, punch down and let sit for 15 minutes. Once rested, punch down the dough again.
4. Divide the dough into 8 portions and stretch out into oval shapes. Roll up tightly and seal firmly.
5. Allow to rise for a second time until doubled.
6. 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).
7. 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.