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This smooth French Bread Recipe is each of those matters. And it's miles the correct addition to any meal. I love a nice heat, clean out of the oven loaf of bread.  And I really like it even greater whilst it is straightforward to make. 

These days’s recipe is a short and clean one. It could no longer be pretty as short as the 30 Minute Roll recipe i've on my blog, but it's miles pretty near. And the outcomes are a delicious loaf of French bread.  Crusty on the out of doors and tender on the interior.


This clean French bread recipe makes one best length loaf or  smaller loaves. I normally make two. We enjoy one loaf and I deliver the other loaf of French bread away. We've got a delicious dinner and so do considered one of our pals or neighbors.

At this point, in case you are feeling beneficiant, you could divide the dough in half of. If you have company coming or just aren’t in a sharing temper, you may go away all of the dough out in one massive piece. Now clutch your favourite rolling pin.



  • 1/4 C warm water 105-115 degrees
  • 1 pkg dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 C plus 2 Tbsp. warm water
  • 1 egg white and 1 Tbsp water.


  1. Combine 1/4 C water, yeast and 1 tsp sugar into a bowl.
  2. Allow to stand for 5 minutes until yeast is bubbly.
  3. Add in 1 Tbsp sugar, salt and water.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add flour.
  6. Mix well and knead for 5 minutes or until dough is smooth.
  7. Allow to rise until double (about 15-20 minutes)
  8. On a lightly floured surface roll out with a rolling pin. (May divide dough into two pieces for two smaller loaves if desired)
  9. Roll dough up jelly roll style and turn ends under and place seam down on a greased cookie sheet. Cut 3 diagonal slits into each loaf (only about 1/4 inch deep)
  10. Mix together egg white and 1 Tbsp water and gently brush on loaves.
  11. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  12. Boil a pan of water and then put it into a shallow dish.
  14. Place pan of water on lower rack and then bread on shelf above pan of water.
  15. Allow to rise until double (about 20 minutes)
  16. Remove pan of water
  17. Leave bread in the oven and turn oven to 425 degrees and bake bread for 10 minutes. (this includes the preheating time)
  18. If the bread is not done at the end of the ten minutes, reduce oven to 350 and bake for an additional 5 minutes longer or until bread is golden brown.

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