FTC Disclosure of Material Connection: In order for us to maintain this website, some of the links in the post below may be affiliate links. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and/or believe will add value to readers.

Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
Melissa Llado
Melissa Llado

Latest posts by Melissa Llado (see all)

Easy French Bread Recipe

 

Oh SOOOO Simple French Bread Recipe

From Scratch to Your Table in just ONE hour!

Yeah, I’m a HUGE fan of bread…especially fresh, hot, crusty outside, warm soft inside, melt in your mouth, make your house smell like a bakery, yummy goodness bread!  A while back I found this recipe for 30 minute french bread on Babble….but it did take me closer to an hour than 30 minutes from start to finish and I made just a few changes that seem to work perfectly!

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp Rapid Rise Yeast

2 Cups Hot Water

2 TBS Sugar

1 tsp Salt

3.5 Cups of All Purpose Flour

 

Directions:

Microwave your water for about 2 minutes…you need the water hot so the yeast and other ingredients dissolve properly.

Add yeast, sugar, and salt to water and mix well– set to side for 10 minutes.

Now here’s the fun part…adding the flour.  I add the flour 1/4 cup at a time.  As you add the flour your bread mixture will start to thicken up and become VERY sticky sticky!  You want to keep adding the flour till your bread becomes elastic like…see the photos for the thickening.  You’ll notice I started with a whisk and ended up with a spatula to get the ingredients well mixed.

french bread recipe

 

Remove your bread from the bowl and lightly coat with flour.  Roll out your bread and divide it into 4 even sections…try to keep it the same thickness but don’t worry too much if it’s not completely uniform.

french bread

 

Once divided you’ll want to take 2 sections and twist them together….not too tightly.

french bread1

Then place them in a preheated oven at 425 degrees.  Quick tip: the original instructions said to throw ice on the bottom of the oven and close the door….yeah….I have a toddler so I’m really not looking forward to cleaning up that mess!  Instead I took a regular old casserole dish and filled it with water and placed it in the freezer the night before.  So when I put in the bread I put the casserole dish of ice under the bread on the lowest shelf possible.  This is apparently the secret to making that delicious crunchy outer crust and soft yummy center.  Sorry I didn’t take a pic….but you get the drift…right?

french bread in an hour

 

Bake for 25 minutes or until your bread is a beautiful golden brown!

French Bread Recipe- Scratch to Table in an Hour
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Delicious french bread from scratch to table in an hour!
Author:
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: French
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ tsp Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 2 Cups Hot Water
  • 2 TBS Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3.5 Cups of All Purpose Flour
Instructions
  1. Microwave your water for about 2 minutes...you need the water hot so the yeast and other ingredients dissolve properly.
  2. Add yeast, sugar, and salt to water and mix well-- set to side for 10 minutes.
  3. Now here's the fun part...adding the flour. I add the flour ¼ cup at a time. As you add the flour your bread mixture will start to thicken up and become VERY sticky sticky!
  4. You want to keep adding the flour till your bread becomes elastic like...see the photos for the thickening. You'll notice I started with a whisk and ended up with a spatula to get the ingredients well mixed.
  5. french bread recipe
  6. Remove your bread from the bowl and lightly coat with flour.
  7. Roll out your bread and divide it into 4 even sections...try to keep it the same thickness but don't worry too much if it's not completely uniform.
  8. Once divided you'll want to take 2 sections and twist them together....not too tightly.
  9. Then place them in a preheated oven at 425 degrees.
  10. Quick tip: the original instructions said to throw ice on the bottom of the oven and close the door....yeah....I have a toddler so I'm really not looking forward to cleaning up that mess! Instead I took a regular old casserole dish and filled it with water and placed it in the freezer the night before. So when I put in the bread I put the casserole dish of ice under the bread on the lowest shelf possible. This is apparently the secret to making that delicious crunchy outer crust and soft yummy center. Sorry I didn't take a pic....but you get the drift...right?
  11. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes or until bread is golden brown.

 

fast french bread recipe

 

I always enjoy my fresh french bread with a little butter spread on….what topping do you love to put on your french bread?

Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
Melissa Llado
Melissa Llado

Latest posts by Melissa Llado (see all)