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Easy Homemade French Bread

Prep Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French, Italian


  • bread Machine
  • Oven


  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 egg beaten for top of bread
  • 2 tbsp milk for top of bread


  • Bread Machine
    Add the ingredients in the order for bread machine.
    Put it on the dough cycle #8
    Once done then remove from bread machine and let rise 1 1/2 hours in an greased bowl with a clean towl over the bowl.
    Punch down the dough and divide in half. Then roll out each half on a flour surface into a log, and let rise one more time for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
    Whisk egg and milk together for topping.
    Cut a few slits on top of each loaf and then brush the milk and egg mixture on each.
    Bake in oven for 25 minites at 375.


Source of recipe livingonadime.com
The recipe was changed for use with a bread machine.  For full recipe check out livingonadime.com
Keyword French bread