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A loaf of bread on a white napkin

Rustic French bread

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Enjoy a little taste of France where ever you are! Bake and enjoy as part of a relaxed family lunch.

Key Information

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  • Bake:
  • Serves:1
  • Skill level:easy

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Put the flours, sugar, salt and yeast into a bowl.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Mix to a soft dough with the water.


    Ingredients for this step

    • 260ml 8⅞ fl oz Warm water
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Shape as desired and put into an appropriate greased loaf tin.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Cover and leave to prove until double in size.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Brush with warm water and bake in an oven preheated to 220 C (fan 200 C, gas mark 7) and immediately turn the heat down to 200 C (fan 180 C, gas mark 6).