Classic French Bread - 1.5 Lb Loaf

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 hrs 15 mins

This recipe came with an old Oster Bread Machine. Even though the bread machine is long gone, I still use this recipe in whatever bread machine I have at the time. Cook times vary depending upon your machine and crust color desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients into your bread pan per your manufacturers instructions. Mine says to do wet ingredients first so I follow the order they are listed above.
  2. Select French Bread setting.
  3. Select desired crust color.
  4. If you have the option select 1.5 lb loaf.
  5. Press start.