I have been looking for a great French Bread recipe but, I haven't found one that I like yet so if you have any I am all ears..
The one that I have comes from a bread book that MIL gave when she gave me a bread machine.
3/4 c + 2 T of 80 degree water
1 T of oil
1 T of sugar ( I use honey instead)
1 t of salt
2 1/4 c of fresh milled flour (first I used hard white and the bread was real heavy. Then I tried 1 1/4c of soft white and 1 c hard white. That didn't seem to work all to well either
2 t of active yeast
Now for the Garlic Cheese Spread
■3-1/2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese ( I like to use fresh grated cheeses)
■3/4 cups Monetary Jack Cheese, Grated
■1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
■1/2 cup (Real) Mayonnaise
■4 whole Green Onions, White And Light Green Parts Minced
■1 dash Salt (Omitted)
■1 loaf Crusty French Bread
■1 stick Butter
■4 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
Mix cheeses with the mayonnaise and the green onions.
Add dash of salt to taste( I omitted) and set aside or
keep in fridge until you need it.
Cut loaf of bread in half, then each half into half again.
in a skillet and add 1/4 of the minced garlic.
Place 1 of the 1/4 loaves face down in the skillet,
swirling it to soak up the butter and garlic.
Allow bread to toast in the skillet,
removing garlic if it starts to get too brown.
Repeat with remaining butter, garlic, and bread.
This made a good bit of Garlic Cheese mix. I may not make quite as much next time.
Spread cheese mixture on warm loaves and bake in a 425 degree oven until cheese is hot and bubbly, about 10 minutes.
Not as bubbly as I had hoped, but I know better for next time..
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!!!