Easiest Homemade French Bread

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!


– 6 cups – organic all-purpose flour – ▢1 tbsp. - dry active yeast – ▢¾ tbsp. – sea salt (or to taste) – ▢2¼ cup – water (room temperature) – ▢4 tbsp. – unsalted butter – ▢⅓ cup – organic whole milk – ▢1½ tsp. – organic sugar – ▢1 Egg to brush the loaves (optional)



2 loaves

2 hrs 55 mins

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.

Step 3

Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until the dough doubles in size.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C). Brush the top of the bread with a beaten egg and make a few shallow slashes across the top of the bread using a sharp knife.

Step 6

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.