French Bread | Yeasted Bread Recipes

Homemade French Bread

Make your own French bread at home and eliminate all unhealthy ingredients you find in most store bought breads

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups water
         Combine flour, salt and yeast. Make a well in the center of the ingredients, pour in water. Stir thoroughly by hand or stand mixer, until dough is soft. Cover dough with a clean cloth, let rise in a warm
place until doubled in size. Punch down the dough. Divide in half on a floured board and pat into two equal rectangles. Form each into a baguette by rolling the dough away from you. Continue rolling, pressing outward with your hands and tapering the dough toward the ends until you have a long thin loaf. Place the loaves on a  greased baking sheet. Cover the loaves with floured clean cloth. Let rise in a warm place until somewhat doubled.

   Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In the bottom of the pan, preheat a baking pan. Fill it with 1 cup hot steaming water. Bake the bread on the center rack for 15 minutes, then reduce to 350 degrees F and bake about 30 more minutes or until the crust is golden brown. when the bread is almost done , brush the loaves with 1 egg white beaten with 1 tbs cold water.


  1. Perfectly made Bread, Vrinda :)

  2. Delicious and wholesome French Bread. Excellent preparation.

  3. Vrindha i dint follow the recipe where it says make a rectangle loaf and continue rolling. Can you clarify please? Thanks much this s something i ve been wanting to make for so long

  4. Hi Vrinda,
    The bread is soo dense...too good.
    And you are absolutely right, a home baked bread is no-where closed to the store bought.

  5. Nothing can beat the homemade breads na, french bread looks super prefect.

  6. Absolutely delicious. Looks amazing!


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