14 Reviews

This is a great recipe! It's easy to mix and the taste is amazing. I added rosemary, oregano, garlic powder, thyme, and basil to the mix and it was scrumptious. My kids and husband loved it and wanted more. I make an olive oil mixture with these herbs, pepper, and roasted garlic for dipping. It went together perfectly. I can't say enough good things about this recipe.

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mistyburke78 March 21, 2016

Wow! I cannot believe this recipe was that easy! My family raved about this bread. I made recipe as is...they thought it was bakery bought....I had to tell them I made it this afternoon. Thanks! You are indeed "stonecoldcrazy"!

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netabeckmk January 29, 2016

This was my first attempt at French bread. The dough was really sticky, almost too sticky to work with. It didn't rise. I won't be trying again.

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leahona January 06, 2016

I was looking for a quick recipe and I was surprised how well it turned out, since I'm a little bit of a bread snob. I usually do an overnight sponge, or an artisan bread that takes over an hour longer from start to finish. This is a very wet dough (as is my artisan recipe). It is quite sticky, but if you work on a floured surface it works out well. I use the same technique I use with my artisan recipe, which involves a "gluten cloak"... a little flour dump on top just while you shape it. If you aren't familiar with that technique but want to try it, I recommend reading about the master recipe in Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. I will definitely use this recipe whenever I'm in a time pinch. Thanks a bunch!

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Chef TanyaW October 08, 2015

I've made this bread about 6 times now. It's very easy and comes out great every time!

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the3ncs September 05, 2015

There is way tooo much water in this recipe. I'm going to use milk as suggested but otherwise the recipe as it stands is a waste of flour

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Seawolf O. July 22, 2015

This bread is GOOD and is still soft and delicious the next day. I did as other reviewers mentioned and baked it for slightly less time and brushed it with milk instead of egg whites. The recipe is so easy that after making it, I have decided to get rid of my bread machine. Also, the dough really is quite sticky (as mentioned in the recipe) so don't worry that it isn't a consistency that you are used to.

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Amy C June 05, 2015

This recipe is amazing! The bread is always nice and crusty outside with a super soft inside. I make this bread at least three times a month! I make exactly as directed, but I brush the top with a little milk before baking instead of egg white. Thank you for posting!

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geckoluvr2000 April 10, 2015

I was worried at first because my dough didn't seem to raise. However, the resulting loaves were incredible! They were the lightest loaves I have ever made! Plus, this was the first recipe I ever found that made French bread that tastes like the ones you buy in the store! Absolutely the best French bread recipe ever!

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Stephanie C. April 28, 2014

Very good! So much better than store bought! Will be using this a lot! Thanks for the recipe and thank your dear friend too!!!

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Belabean October 16, 2009
Really Easy, Really Good French Bread