French Bread

From Cherrapeno

Recipe adapted from the Panasonic booklet that came with the bread machine

1 teaspoon quick-rising yeast
400g strong white bread flour (or French bread flour)
15g unsalted butter
1 teaspoon salt
265 ml water - you may need a little more

Put all the ingredients into the bread machine in the correct order for your machine.
When it comes to the water, you may need less or more, keep an eye on it and add as necessary to make a smooth, soft dough.

When the dough is ready, cut it into 2 pieces and knead each one into a long stick shape. Place onto a baking tray, cover and leave to rise until they have doubled in size.

Bake in a pre-heated oven 180ºC/350ºF for about 18-22 minutes until golden brown.