Really Easy, Really Good French Bread

Really Easy, Really Good French Bread created by sandra05

A dear friend gave me this recipe, swearing that it is too easy to mess up- and she was right! It was delicous, better than anything fresh from the bakery!

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directions

  • Dissolve yeast, warm water, and sugar in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine hot water, granulated sugar, salt, and oil. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour to the mixture in the large bowl/mixer and mix well. Stir in yeast mixture.
  • Add 1 – 1 1/2 cups more flour and mix until well blended. (At this point your dough will still be quite sticky). Leave in bowl and let rise for 1 hour, mixing a few strokes a couple of times during the hour.
  • Divide dough into 2 (or 3 if you want smaller loaves) pieces. Roll out each piece on a floured surface into the length desired then roll up length wise like a jelly roll.
  • Put on a greased cookie sheet, sealed side down, and tuck the ends under. Slash the top diagonally across the top every couple of inches with a sharp knife. Brush with egg white. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Let loaves rise 30 more minutes.
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes.
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"A dear friend gave me this recipe, swearing that it is too easy to mess up- and she was right! It was delicous, better than anything fresh from the bakery!"
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  1. pakline
    This recipe is amazing. I have made it multiple times, adding poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or garlic/Parmesan toppings and/or herbs, depending on the evening’s menu. The recipe easily makes two or three loaves as stated and I generally make 3 as this bread freezes remarkedly well. Definitely a go to recipe for beginners or experienced bakers and easily “tweakable”. Fun to experiment with this recipe.
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  2. timothyszewczyk
    Just didn't work for me.
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  3. Merp m.
    i goofed this so badly it was so dense and sad on the inside, i'm gonna try again.
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  4. Lainey68
    I don't always have success with bread, but this one came out wonderful! My bread shaping skills need work, lol, but the bread itself was soft and tasty. Way better than store bought.
    • Review photo by Lainey68
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  5. Lainey68
    I used a cup of bread flour instead of 2.5 cups of all purpose flour
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