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Best French Bread

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Best French Bread recipe













Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


1 ¼ cups water
3 ¾ cups bread flour
¾ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon yeast, active dry
1 x cornmeal
1 each egg whites
slightly beaten
1 tablespoon water


Add the first 4 ingredients to the machine according to the manufacturer's directions.

Select dough setting.

When the cycle is finished, remove dough from the machine.

Let dough rest 10 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface divide dough in half and foll each half into a 10x8-inch rectangle.

Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from one of the long sides; seal well.

Pinch and pull ends to a taper.

Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.

Combine egg white and water; brush some of it over top of loaves.

Cover and let rise until nearly doubled (35-45 min.).

With a sharp knife, make 3 to 4 diagonal cuts about ¼ inch deep across the top of each loaf.

Bake in a 375℉ (190℃) F oven for 20 minutes.

Brush again with remaining egg white and water mixture.

Continue baking for 12 to 15 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped with you fingers.

Remove from baking sheet; cool.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 38g (1.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 5765% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 459mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 39%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Sugars g
Protein 37g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 38%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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