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Italian French Bread

I came up with this recipe in honor of our family as my 
SuperHero has Italian in him and I have French Canadian in me.  
Wonderfully flavorful French bread!

(bread machine recipe) Makes 1 ½ pound loaf

1 ½ cup warm water
3 ½ cups unbleached white flour
1 ½ Tbs Italian seasoning
2 Tbs Parmesan cheese
1 Tbs gluten
1 Tbs dough enhancer
1 ½ tsp salt
2 tsp active dry yeast

Place ingredients in bread pan and select dough setting and start. When
dough cycle ends, set a timer and allow the bread to rise another hour.
Open the machine and punch the dough down and let it rise again (still in
the bread machine) for another hour. Turn out onto lightly floured
surface and shape into a smooth round ball, then flatten it with your hands. Place
a clean kitchen towel (NOT terry cloth) in a round wicker basket
that’s at least twice the size of the dough. Dust the towel liberally
with flour. Place the dough in the center of basket, set basket in a
warm place and let dough rise, uncovered, about 45 min. until doubled in
size. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Gently turn dough out of basket upside down
onto a greased baking sheet. (I bake it directly on the stones in my
oven, so I flour the top, put my metal pizza paddle on it and flip it all
over so I can easily slide the bread onto the stone) With a very sharp knife,
carefully slash the top of the dough in a # pattern. Place a small pan on the
floor or bottom shelf of the oven. Add at least
1 cup boiling water to the pan (I just put a cup of water in before I
start preheating the oven). Place dough in oven and bake for 20 min.
Remove from oven and place on cake rack to cool 1 hour before slicing.
To preserve the crisp crust, do not store in plastic wrap or bag.
Bread can be loosely covered or left out for up to two days before it
dries out completely
(really! I’ve tried and that’s true…though it rarely lasts that long!)

Linda’s Brown Bread

another favorite bread recipe. This one if for your bread machine (although I have made it in my mixer, too) Very tasty (unfortunately there are some in this family who prefer boring white bread….course that means all the more yumminess for me!!

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oats
Mix these together and let sit for about 5 minutes in your bread machine pan.
After 5 min., add the following:
2 Tbs oil
1 Cup warm water
1/4 c. molasses
3 1/4 cup flour (or 2 1/4 white and 1 c wheat)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 Tbs yeast
1 Tbs gluten
1 Tbs dough enhancer
optional 1/2 cup raisins

If baking in oven, bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.
Oh yum! Now I’m wanting this!!!!

WHO Bread

WHO stands for wheat, honey and oat. I got this recipe from Soulemama’s blog. It’s delicious! You make it in your bread machine and it can be done on delayed bake so that you have fresh hot bread for breakfast in the morning. Yesterday I substituted unsweetened granola for the rolled oats, put it on ‘dough’ in my bread machine and finished baking it in the oven. OH so yummy!!

1 1/4 c water
2 Tbs honey
2 Tbs butter
1 tsp salt
3 c flour (2 white, 1 wheat)
1/2 c rolled oats (I’m tellin’ ya, you gotta try unsweetened granola with raisins, almonds, and sunflower seeds)
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pkg (2 1/4 tsp) yeast

If you want to bake this in the oven, bake it at 350 degrees for 20-30 min or until it makes a nice thumping sound when you tap it.