Water1 3/4 cups
Olive oil1/3 cup
Salt2 1/2 tsp
special bread flour5 1/2 cups
dry yeast4 tsp

Close your eyes and you're in Provence: an ordinary dough fragrantly laced with olive oil, delicious with salads and raw vegetables! All that's missing is the song of the cicadas!


  1. Measure all the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed. Place the bread pan into the machine.
  2. Select Program # 13. Start the program by pressing the On/Off button.
  3. At the end of the program, turn the machine off and remove the bread pan.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Turn the dough out of the pan onto a floured surface. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Roll or stretch one ball of dough into a 12 x 8-inch (30 x 20 cm) rectangle. Leaving the centre and outer border intact, use the sharp knife provided to cut several random slashes completely through the dough. Carefully transfer dough to a large, lightly floured baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Bake one sheet of bread at a time on the lower rack for 20 minutes or until crust is golden. Reserve the remaining bread sheet in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

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