Easy Homemade French Bread Recipe

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!

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1 pkg. or 1 Tbsp. yeast
1 Tbsp. sugar or honey
1 cup warm water (110-115°)
2 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt
33 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbsp. milk


  1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water.
  2. Add oil and salt and enough flour to make a stiff dough.
  3. Knead 10 minutes on a floured board.
  4. Place in a greased bowl, turning once.
  5. Let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
  6. Punch down and let rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Divide the dough in half. Roll each half on a floured surface into a 15-inch long log.
  8. Grease 2 cookie sheets and sprinkle with cornmeal.
  9. Place the dough on the greased cookie sheets
  10. Make 5 slashes diagonally across the tops.
  11. Mix egg and milk and brush on top.
  12. Let rise until double, about 1 hour.
  13. Preheat oven to 375°.
  14. Bake for 25 minutes or until loaves are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped.