Easy Homemade French Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 30minsYIELD: 3 Loaves


  • 5cupsall-purpose flour
  • 4tablespoonsolive oil
  • 1tablespoonyeast
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 2cupswarm water (105 degrees F)

    Serving Size: 1 (146) g

    Servings Per Recipe:6

    Calories: 465.2

    Calories from Fat 91 g 20 %

    Total Fat 10.2 g 15 %

    Saturated Fat 1.4 g 7 %

    Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %

    Sodium 393.2 mg 16 %

    Total Carbohydrate80.3 g 26 %

    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g 13 %

    Sugars 0.3 g 1 %

    Protein 11.6 g 23 %


  • Add flour to a large bowl, then make a hole in the centre.
  • To the hole, add the water, olive oil, yeast and salt.  Mix starting to bring in the flour into the hole using a wooden spoon.Mix until a dough is starting to form, then knead it manually in the bowl for several minutes until it forms a medium soft dough. Oil the bowl then place the dough in it. Cover with a tea towel and let rise.After an hour, gently deflate the dough then knead it on the counter for a minute.
  • Divide into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, then spread to the size of a serving plate. Roll it up then pinch the seams. Repeat with the other two pieces,.
  • Line a large baking pan with parchment paper then place the three loaves. Create dividers between the loaves using the parchment paper. Slightly press the loaves flat, then cover with a tea towel and let them rise for a 1/2 hour.
  • Slash the loaves diagonally, then sprinkle with water and sifted flour.
  • Preheat oven to 200 F, then bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and baked through.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
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