Easy French Bread Recipe

I love a nice warm, fresh out of the oven loaf of bread. And I love it even more when it is easy to make. This Easy French Bread Recipe is both of those things. And it is the perfect addition to any meal.

Servings: 2 loaves


1/4 C warm water 105-115 degrees
1 pkg dry active yeast
1 tsp sugar
3 1/2 – 4 C all purpose flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 C plus 2 Tbsp. warm water
1 egg white and 1 Tbsp water.


  1. Combine 1/4 C water, yeast and 1 tsp sugar into a bowl.
  2. Allow to stand for 5 minutes until yeast is bubbly.
  3. Add in 1 Tbsp sugar, salt and water.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add flour.
  6. Mix well and knead for 5 minutes or until dough is smooth.
  7. Allow to rise until double (about 15-20 minutes)
  8. On a lightly floured surface roll out with a rolling pin. (May divide dough into two pieces for two smaller loaves if desired)
  9. Visit Easy French Bread @ yourhomebasedmom.com for full instructions.

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