This is a very simple recipe that turns out well almost every time.
Put the ingredients below in a bread machine on the dough setting.
When the cycle is complete, gently remove the dough and divide it into two 600 gms pieces Form two balls and let the dough rest while you oil two loaf pans (you can also just form batards if you prefer). Shape your loads and put them in the pans, cover with plastic wrap and let the loaves rise for about an hour and a quarter. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Bake for 35 minutes and turn out into a cooling rack. You can lightly glaze with butter/margarine to soften the crust.