French Bread-How To Make In One Hour Start To Finish

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How To Make French Bread In One Hour Start To Finish! When my girls were little they would sell this French Bread door to door as well as at Bake Sales at school. All of my girls are very outgoing and hard workers. I really think between all the canning, gardening and the selling of French Bread to people taught them a really good work ethic. Today, I don’t think I would have them sell door to door….boy, how things have changed. Of course, schools only want store purchased products to be brought into the school, even for birthday treats. My oldest daughter, Alli reminded me that we sold one loaf for $.75….how times have changed…

It got to a point that the girls were taking orders for the bread…..gotta love it! They were real entrepreneur’s back then!

Only Six Ingredients For The French Bread:

Please make sure all of your ingredients for the French Bread are fresh. If your yeast or flour is old the bread will not rise as you would like it too! You literally mix the ingredients. Let it rest 15 minutes. Make the loaves and let rise another 15 minutes. Bake for 15 minutes! Yummy! The texture is soft and the taste delicious.  Try some with butter and jam.  We like blackberry!

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Here I have shaped the loaves, slathered with egg whites, and made a few shallow cuts. One more bread rise and they are ready to bake! You can make this no-fail French Bread and serve it hot from the oven in one hour. Make a pot of soup and your dinner is ready in no time. Doesn’t everyone love hot bread?

French Bread Pans-My Favorite Ones.

How To Make French Bread In One Hour

How To Make French Bread In One Hour by FSM
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Bread
Cuisine: French
Servings: 2 loaves
Ingredients
  • 2-1/2 cups hot water
  • 4 teaspoons SAF instant yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Real Salt
  • 6 cups white BREAD flour or freshly ground hard white wheat
  • egg whites (lather loaves with a brush after first bread rise/cut 4-5 shallow cuts on top of loaves)
  • sesame seeds or poppy seeds (optional sprinkle on egg whites before the 2nd bread rise time)
Instructions
  1. Mix everything in the order shown except the egg whites and optional seeds. Knead for about five minutes in a bread mixer. Let rest for 15 minutes covered. Shape the dough into 2 loaves and place on a greased cookie sheet. Lather the tops of the loaves with the egg whites, cut four to five shallow cuts on top of the loaves. Next, sprinkle seeds if desired. Let rise one more time for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 25 minutes.

20 thoughts on “French Bread-How To Make In One Hour Start To Finish

  • September 27, 2013 at 8:03 am
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    Hey Linda Loo,
    Just me stopping by to say Hi again this morning and to say “you mean to tell me even “I” can make French bread?” Thanks for sharing this. I don’t have a bread machine but when I find one at Goodwill. I will definitely be giving this bread a try. <3 Kim

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    • September 27, 2013 at 3:22 pm
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      Kim, yes even you can make French Bread! This is a no fail recipe!! You could make this small batch in a Kitchen Aid possibly….or heavy duty mixer. Hugs! Linda

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      • October 29, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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        Please tell me what SAF yeast is.
        Thanks!

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        • October 29, 2019 at 2:49 pm
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          Hi Diane, it’s yeast to make bread, dinner rolls, bagels, etc. It’s a fast-acting yeast (product) that helps the bread dough rise otherwise it would be flatbread. https://amzn.to/2NonwFK I hope this helps, Linda

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  • September 27, 2013 at 10:57 am
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    Fantastic job, Linda! I can’t believe how easy it is to make french bread. Every time I make it I wonder why I don’t make it more often! (Of course, now I have to figure out how to make it GF!)

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    • September 27, 2013 at 3:21 pm
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      Heidi, thanks so much!! If you wanted to make French Bread….Gluten free…what grain/flour would you choose? Maybe I will experiment. Hugs! Linda

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        • October 2, 2013 at 8:31 am
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          Heidi, have you tried almond flour? I haven’t but Honeyville is always showing recipes made with it. I am just wondering. Thanks, Linda

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  • September 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm
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    I found you on Let’s Get Social Sunday #40 and clicked over. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, I look forward to trying it! Who knew something so good could be so easy. I also subscribed to your e-mail feed. I’m looking forward to lots of great ideas for preparedness and recipes

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    • September 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm
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      Cheryl, thanks so much for clicking over! It is so fun to meet new people! Hugs! Linda

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    • September 30, 2013 at 3:37 pm
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      Cheryl, I think it is so fun to meet new people. I will be following you too!, Hugs! Linda

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  • October 4, 2013 at 8:48 am
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    I made this bread yesterday using my Kitchenaid mixer and the dough hook for the first time yesterday! It came out wonderful. I normally pay $1.50 for a single loaf of french bread in the bakery section of the grocery store. So this is not only delicious but MUCH cheaper than purchasing.

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    • October 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm
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      Hi Mary, I love how easy it is to make French Bread. This recipe gives us two loaves…one for dinner and one for the freezer! Hugs! Linda

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  • February 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm
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    Hello, I must’ve done something wrong because my dough came out sticky, so I patted some flour over the dough than it didn’t rise enough and lastly doesn’t look like baking for 15 minutes was enough time, maybe my water was bit too HOT, I don’t know, but was really looking forward to eating it….. maybe next time I’ll have better luck making it

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    • February 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm
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      Hi JPina, keep practicing with the French bread recipe. It could be you are at a higher or lower altitude, maybe?? Also, I only use bread flour and that does make a difference. I’m going to go add that to the recipe. I do not buy all-purpose white flour. I was at my daughters the last four weeks and I made bread for her with just plain all purpose white flour. BIG difference, we still ate it but it’s not as fluffy. Do not give up, this recipe is easy and will work great if the ingredients are fresh! Please keep me posted! Linda

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  • March 4, 2017 at 7:09 am
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    Hi Lynda

    I happen to have a large amount of bread flour I was gifted by a student who came for pastry lessons. I guess I know what I am making now with it.

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    • March 4, 2017 at 10:14 am
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      Hi Cookin Mum, I love making bread! This recipe is easy and quick to make! Hugs, Linda

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  • October 24, 2017 at 8:04 am
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    For the yeast can it be any instant yeast?

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    • October 24, 2017 at 2:02 pm
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      Hi Sylvia, yes I use SAF instant yeast. Have fun, it’s yummy and easy! Linda

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