Bread Machine French Bread Dough

READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 1 loaf


  • 1 12
    cups water (warm at approx 27c)
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 3 12
    cups flour (all purpose works well)
  • 2
    teaspoons yeast (we use Fleischmann's Bread Machine Yeast)
  • for the Glaze
  • 2
    tablespoons water
  • 12
    teaspoon sugar


  • Add Water to your bread machine first, then add the sugar, salt, flour and yeast. Put it on your dough cycle. Check consistency of dough during cycle as you may need to add a little water or flour depending on your bread maker. When complete, roll dough out to a 12in long loaf of bread and allow to rest on a lightly floured baking sheet covered by a towel for 1 hour. With a knife cut three diagonal slashes across the top of the bread and then glaze. Bake in a preheated oven at 400F/205C for 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Allow to cool on wire tray, then enjoy.