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Easy French Bread Recipe

The BEST Homemade French Bread recipe - so soft and tasty!! Serve with butter or turn it into a delicious appetizer. Everyone loves this recipe!
Course Bread
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 loaves
Calories 1197 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 cups flour divided
  • 1 egg beaten - for glazing bread

Instructions

  1. Dissolve your yeast in ½ cup warm water.

  2. In a separate bowl combine hot water, sugar, salt, oil and 3 cups of the flour. and stir.
  3. With the paddle attachment mix the yeast mixture and the hot water-flour mixture together.
  4. Add the remaining 3 cups of flour, one cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Once all of the flour is added, let sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Separate your dough into 3 pieces. On a floured surface roll each piece into a 9x12 rectangle. Roll it up like a jelly roll (long way).
  6. Place the dough on a greased baking pan, seam side down. Score the bread across the top 3 or 4 times, and brush with your beaten egg. Let dough rise uncovered for 30 minutes in a warm place.
  7. Bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes at 375 or until golden brown.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy French Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1197 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 2365mg103%
Potassium 364mg10%
Carbohydrates 206g69%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 12mg67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.