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Easy French Bread

sliced loaf of French bread on wooden cutting board

Making homemade bread doesn’t have to be difficult. Follow this recipe originally from the Food Network to make two loaves of French bread at home.

Today could be the day you have homemade French Bread along with your dinner. And I don’t mean the kind of bread you buy at the store and warm up in your own at home. That doesn’t count this time. This French bread recipe from the Food Network will have your home smelling of a bakery and the bread looks like it was bakery-bought too!

The crust is golden brown while the inside of the bread is soft. The dough looks just as pretty while it rises as when the loaf is baked. There aren’t too many steps and you can make this bread (including the rising times) from start to finish in a few hours. I cut the recipe in half and made a single loaf for the sole reason that I would have eaten two loaves if two were sitting in front of me!

I am happy to share this recipe today and hope that you’ll find success baking this bread at home. The recipe is originally from the Food Network.  

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Yield: 2 loaves

Easy French Bread

sliced loaf of French bread

Easy French bread recipe to make at home. Recipe from the Food Network.


  • 2 envelopes active dry yeast (1/4 ounce each)
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cups warm water (about 100 degrees F)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 5 cups flour (I used a combination of bread flour and all-purpose flour)
  • 4 Tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 1 egg yolk mixed with 1 Tablespoon water


  1. Please click through to the original recipe on the Food Network site.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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