I just tried the easiest homemade French bread recipe and it couldn’t be more delicious!
Fluffy, tender, and moist…
I’ve always wanted to bake bread but I never thought I would be able to pull it off. I finally found an easy recipe on pinterest and well I tried it and it worked perfectly.
All you need to bake this delicious loaf of bread is five main ingredients and some warm water. You mix together the water with the sugar and stir well until the sugar is fully dissolved. As you are stirring add the yeast and sit the mixture aside till it is foamy.
Finally add the oil, flour, and salt and combine till you get your dough.
But wait that is not it! The secret to baking the perfect loaf of bread is kneading, so don’t rush yet into putting your dough in the oven. Knead it into a ball shape then place it into a greased bowl. You’re going to have to punch it in thirty minutes after it rises a bit , and then you are going to repeat this step a few more times.
Follow the recipe below to get your perfect french bread :
- 1 cup warm water 110-120 degrees
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2½ teaspoons yeast
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 3 cups flour
- In a mixing bowl add sugar and water. Stir to dissolve sugar and sprinkle with yeast. Let set 5 minutes or until foamy.
- Add oil, salt and half of the flour. Stir to combine.
- Change to dough hook if your using a mixer and add remaining flour. If you are not using a mixer that’s okay just use a wooden spoon.
- Pull out and knead into a ball.
- Place in greased bowl flipping to cover both side.
- Cover and let rise 1 hour.
- Punch down and let it rise again… about 30 minutes.
- Pull out and flatten out into a rectangle.
- “Jelly” roll it up and tuck the ends under pinching gently.
- Place on greased baking sheet *sprinkle sheet with cornmeal
- Cover and let rise 30-60 minutes
- Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
- *brush with egg was for harder crust
- Give it a couple quick swipes with a serrated knife
- Bake for 25 minutes
- If you didn’t do the egg wash then brush with some butter