This Homemade French Bread is the easiest one you'll ever try for perfect results every time! It's crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside!
2 hrs 55 mins
In a mixing bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the mixture becomes foamy. Add salt and flour to the yeast mixture and mix until it forms a sticky dough.
Punch down the risen dough and shape it into a long baguette shape, or divide it into smaller portions for individual loaves. Place the shaped dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
Bake the bread in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Allow the bread to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.