Homemade French Bread

This Classic Homemade French Bread recipe will have you making your bakery-style loaves in no time. These loaves are soft and chewy, with a perfectly crisp and golden crust.

This recipe for Classic French Bread is simple enough for anyone to make, whether you are new to bread baking or a seasoned pro.


– Sugar – Active Dry Yeast – Olive Oil – Salt – All-Purpose Flour

In the bowl of a standing mixer, add warm water (between 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit), sugar, and yeast. Stir, and let sit for a few minutes, or until frothy.


Add the oil, salt and about half of the flour. Using the dough hook, mix on low for 1-2 minutes, or until all the flour is mixed in.


Continue to mix on low and add flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.


Once the dough pulls away from the sides, mix on low for about 2 minutes. If the dough feels sticky, add a little more flour, until the dough is no longer sticky but is still soft.


Turn the mixer off, cover the bowl with a towel, and let the dough rest for about 15 minutes.


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