Homemade bakery french bread in minutes. This super simple and easy french bread recipe will be a hit in your home.


Yield :

  • Makes                  8 servings
  • PREP TIME        45 mins
  • COOK TIME       20 mins
  • TOTAL TIME     1 hour 5 mins

Ingredients :

  • 2 Tablespoons Yeast
  • ½ cup Warm Water
  • 2 cups Hot Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt (heaping)
  • ⅓ cup Oil
  • 6½ cups Flour
  • 1 Egg, for brushing on bread

Preparation :

  • In a small bowl, dissolve your yeast in ½ cup warm water. Make sure that your water is warm (not too cold, not too hot). Let proof for 10 minutes.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine hot water, sugar, salt, oil and 3 cups of the flour and mix together. Add the yeast mixture to bowl.
  • Add the remaining 3½ cups of flour, one cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Watch for it to start pulling away from the bowl to know it’s ready. Once all of the flour is added, let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Separate your dough into 3 pieces. On a floured surface roll each piece into a 9×12 rectangle. Roll it up like a jelly roll. Shape into french bread loaf and smooth out edges.
  • Place the dough on a greased baking pan or silpat, seam side down. Using knife, make 3-4 diagonal cuts about ¼ inch thick in bread. Brush with your beaten egg.
  • Let dough rise uncovered for 30-40 minutes in a warm place.
  • Bake at 375 for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutritional Info :

  • 16 smart points

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