Ingredients

How to make it

  • Make sure water temperature is 110 to 115 degrees F.
  • Place water in a large bowl and sprinkle with yeast and sugar.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes until yeast dissolves and starts to bubble. Stir in 2 cups flour and salt.
  • Cover and let rise for 1/2 hour.
  • Then gradually stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. (Knead by pressing on the dough, then folding over and pressing with the heel of your hand.)
  • Then clean the large mixing bowl, grease it with solid shortening, and place the dough in the bowl.
  • Turn it in the bowl so the dough is greased (this prevents the top from cracking as it rises).
  • Cover the dough and let rise at room temperature for about 2-1/2 hours, until doubled in bulk.
  • With your fist, punch down the dough.
  • Divide in half and place one half on a lightly floured surface.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll dough to a 12x6" rectangle. Starting with the 12" side, roll up tightly. Seal seams and edges by pinching. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Grease a cookie sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal.
  • Place loaves on prepared sheet.
  • Cover and let rise at room temperature until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Spray the loaves with a bit of water, then using a blade, made a few slashes across the top of each loaf.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for 25-30 minutes until loaves are golden brown.
  • Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on wire rack.
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  • grazingbears 3 years ago
    trying this out now waiting for my bread to rise...cant wait!! thanks

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  • angleahlouie 4 years ago
    HELLO,
    THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME MAKING FRENCHBREAD!! I LIKE YOUR RECIPE! IT WAS MY GRANDDAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY AND WE MADE FRESH SAUCE AND I HAVE WANTED TO MAKE FRENCH BREAD FOR A LONG TIME, USUALLY I MAKE FRESH MILLED WW BREAD!! I AM GOING TO MAKE A WW FRENCH BREAD NEXT TIME!!
    GOD BLESS
    LESLIE
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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    Sounds good. Thanks :)
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    " It was excellent "
    michelle73 ate it and said...
    Definitely going to be trying this out! It sounds quick and easy. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    danadooley ate it and said...
    Love any kinda bread, this one's no exception. Been looking for a good but easy baguette recipe.
    Thanks for sending it.
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