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French Bread Recipe

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French Bread Recipe


Sometimes I buy bread in the store, but I really love to make bread. I know exactly what goes into it and it is pennies to make! This is one of my favorite bread recipes. It is so quick and easy and you can  make this even if you don’t have a bunch of ingredients on hand.


  • You can make this all in the bread machine, I just prefer to oven bake it.
  • Make sure your ingredients are room temperature.
  • You can freeze this bread and reheat in the oven.
  • This goes great with French Onion Soup, but it is also amazing with some butter and great jam!!

French Bread Recipe

French Bread Recipe

A delicious, easy, frugal bread recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes


  • 1 Cup Water, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tsp. butter (softened)
  • 1 Tbl. sugar
  • 3 1/4 Cup Bread Flour
  • 2 3/4 tsp. regular active dry yeast


  • Place in your bread machine according to manufacturer's directions. In my machine I add wet ingredients first, sugar, flour, and then yeast.
  • Set the bread machine to the dough cycle.
  • Spray a loaf pan with non stick spray and dust with cornmeal.
  • Place dough in plan and let rise 15 minutes or so.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until it looks GBD (Golden Brown & Delicious)
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