1 1/2 c Water
1 1/2 tb Sugar
1 1/2 ts Salt
2 ts Yeast, fast rise or machine
3 1/4 c White bread flour
3 ts Yeast, active dry
To develop the crisp crust that French bread is famous for, turn the machine off and reset it after the first knead cycle is completed.
This gives the bead extra kneading time and results in a crisp crust.
Use regular or rapid bake cycles 3 ts Yeast, active dry - or - 2 ts Yeast, fast rise or machine
Makes 1 loaf of easy French bread.