I'm not sure if it's "crusty" bread you are looking for...or my favourite
Baguette (for 1.5 lb. machine)
1 c. water
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 3/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. yeast
Put in breadmaker. Set on dough cucle.
Remove to floured surface. Cut into 2 equal pieces.
Shape rolls by rolling back & forth making an even thickness.
Sprinkle baking sheet with about 2 Tbsp. cornmeal.
Set loaves on cornmeal...make shallow diagonal cuts every 2" on loaf with
a very sharp knife.
Cover with damp cloth & let rise until doubled...about 30 min.
Combine 1 egg yolk & 1 Tbsp. water
Brush over loaves.
Bake at 375F for 20 - 25 min. or until golden
Remove from sheets & cool on rack
This works well with Canadian all-purpose flour.....I'm not sure what you may
have to add in the USA.
az302@Freenet.Carleton.ca (Heather Kelly)