This easy homemade French bread recipe makes the BEST homemade French bread you will ever eat! It doesn’t take too long to make and your family will LOVE it! Once you eat homemade French bread, you will never go back to store bought! You can find this recipe in our Dining On A Dime Cookbook on page 72.
This homemade French bread can easily be sliced and frozen if you are single or if you have a small family.
Add some butter and garlic, wrap in foil and warm for Homemade Garlic Bread (on page 72 in our cookbook)
Easy Homemade French Bread Recipe
1 pkg. or 1 Tbsp. yeast
1 Tbsp. sugar or honey
1 cup warm water (110-115 degrees)
2 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt
3 – 3 1/2 cups flour
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbsp. milk
In a bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Add oil and salt and enough flour to make a stiff dough. Knead 10 minutes on a floured board. Place in a greased bowl, turning once. Let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
Punch down and let rest 15 minutes. Divide dough in half. Roll each half on a floured surface into a 15-inch long log.
Place on greased cookie sheets sprinkled with cornmeal and make 5 slashes diagonally across tops. Mix egg and milk and brush on top. Let rise until double, about 1 hour.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until loaves are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped. Makes 2 loaves.
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