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Best Homemade French Bread Recipe Easy and Simple Three Loaves Soft and Delicious Bread Great for Sandwiches or Toast My Farmhouse Table

Best Homemade French Bread

The Best Homemade French Bread Recipe you will ever make. It is simple and easy. Soft and delicious. Perfect for sandwiches or toast.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 3 Loaves
Author My Farmhouse Table


  • 2 Tbsp Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Warm Water
  • 2 cups Hot Water
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 6 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 Egg, for brushing


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Let proof 10 minutes.

  2. In separate mixing bowl, combine hot water (almost boiling), sugar, salt, oil, and 3 cups of the flour and mix together.

  3. Add the yeast mixture to the bowl. Then add the remaining 3 1/2 cups of flour, one cup at a time. Mixing after each addition.

  4. Once flour is added, let dough sit for 10 minutes.

  5. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces.

  6. On a floured surface, roll each piece into a 9x12 inch rectangle. Roll the dough up like a jelly roll, shape into a loaf and place onto a greased baking sheet, seem side down.

  7. Once all 3 loaves are formed; use a sharp knife to make 3-4 diagonal cuts across the top of each loaf. Cutting about 1/4 inch deep into the dough.

  8. Brush with a beaten egg.

  9. Let dough rise uncovered for 30-40 minutes in a warm place.

  10. Bake at 375°F for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.

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