Cold weather, actual colds or the flu...not sure what hit me but the need for soup and something to go along with it and this bread was the perfect thing. A nice, crisp crust and soft insides.
2 3/4 cups bread flour
2 1/2 tsp bread machine active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp extra light virgin olive oil
1 large egg slightly beaten
1 tbsp water
Put flour, yeast, warm water, sugar, salt and olive oil in bread machine and set to dough setting.
When done, remove from machine and put on a baking stone that has a thin coating of corn meal. Cut a quarter inch deep in three stripes with a sharp knife. Let rise for about a half hour in a warm area.
Brush top of bread with the mixture of 1 beaten egg and 1 tbsp water. Bake until a golden brown.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350°