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  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour (plus more for dusting)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • oil (for coating bowl)
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NutritionView more



Calories70Calories from Fat10
Total Fat1.5g2%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat10
Total Carbohydrate13g4%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Asmhan 3 days ago
I made it today and the bread was great. I just wanna add that tip: after turning off the oven, spray the bread with water for the crust to not be so hard. Just make your hand wet and start to sprinkle.
Susan W. 7 days ago
I lost this and I am so glad I rediscovered it it is quick, easy and delicious
Awesome as always. A quick go to French Bread recipe. I didn’t separate. One longer loaf and thicker still cooked up nice.
Amy 6 Jul
this work great! crust was not as crispy as i would have liked but the bread was tender and delicious and we finished it up the next morning, used it for french toast!
Love this recipe! Super easy and my family can't get enough. Great for toast the next day.
Karr 26 Jun
Terrifically easy to make, perfect recipe if you've ever had that "oh no I forgot the bread!" moment. I'm lucky enough to have a stand mixer; however, one time I needed to hand-knead in the salt (after the first rest). As a consequence... NOTE TO HAND-KNEADERS: sift the salt into the flour BEFORE adding it to your yeast slurry. You'll still get a good rise, trust me. Even after kneading for 5+ minutes I still had pockets of salt in the dough, so I continued until there was so much gluten you could've used it as a volleyball. It still turned out okay, just made shaping the loaves a bit challenging. So, whether you have a stand mixer or not, this recipe should be in both your Yums list AND your emergency kit!
Dean M. 28 May
Great and easy recipe
Ron D. 28 May
Perfect I wouldn’t change a thing
Suzy H. 25 May
Yeah I’d make it again
Norma C. 2 May
😍 making this again for the second time. First time, the loaves were gone in less than 2 hours after I baked them, there’s only two of us at home.
Amit Verma 29 Apr
Very well. Quick and easy!!
Laura Aebi 16 Apr
Mine looked goofy but tasted great.
Bonadies 24 Mar
Great! Followed recipe. Very easy
Fleck 16 Mar
Simple quick receipe. Swapped honey out for the sugar and used kosher salt as well...great flavor.
Glenn L. 15 Mar
Added a little butter spread post oven and yuuuuuum
Great Super easy Made it in my food processor
Robin 11 Feb
Great on the second try. Not that the first try was bad, it was just not pretty.
Homegirl 7 Jan
The loaves were a little on the small side. I don’t know if this is intentional. I doubled up the ingredients the second time and it worked well. This is a very simple recipe and it makes a nice simple loaf that is great with stews. It was my first time making bread and everyone loved it!
J W. 27 Dec 2017
Easy and makes one loaf
Anderson 23 Dec 2017
Amazing! Great recipe!
Darlene MacNeil 22 Dec 2017
I don’t know what is meant by “setting my oven to Dough Proof” and I didn’t use a broiling tray (I don’t even know what that is - I’m a total alien in the kitchen). However, the rest of the recipe was easy to follow and the bread was delicious!! It looks great and tastes even better. I smeared butter on the crust and let it set. It’s a very squishy, softy and tasty bread. And it being the first loaf of bread I’ve ever made! Feeling like a domestic goddess over here!
Brent W. 7 Dec 2017
Excellent! I used it as pizza bases too
Ben M. 30 Nov 2017
Great simple European style bread! We will be doing it again.
Amy 7 Nov 2017
Easy and very very good
Michelle H. 30 Oct 2017
Great recipe. So easy and everyone loves it. I didn’t use the broiler pan and still turned out great
Kim G. 29 Oct 2017
Good, quick, and easy.
Lisa Hardy 10 Sep 2017
Fantastic recepie easy to make, loved it
Jennifer Cintron 28 Jul 2017
bread came out winderful. didnt change a thing!
Cara 26 Jul 2017
Fabulous bread! Great flavor and chewy. I let it rise for about 45 minutes
Shelley L. 18 Jun 2017
It was amazing and delicious !