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Classic French Bread

Fresh-baked bread is essential to any home-cooked meal. A few simple ingredients combine to form a homemade treat that’s a little chewy, a little crunchy, and a whole lot of delicious.

Classic French Bread Hero


INGREDIENTS 1 lb 1 ½ lb 2 lb

Water (80°F-90°F) 1 cup + 1 Tbsp 1 ¼ Cup(s) 1 ¼ Cup(s)
Sugar 2 Tsp 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp
Salt 1 Tsp 1 ¼ Tsp 1 ½ Tsp
Bread Flour 3 ¼ Cup(s) 3 ⅔ Cup(s) 4 Cup(s)
Bread Machine Yeast 1 Tsp 1 ½ Tsp 1 ½ Tsp


  • Measure ingredients into bread pan in the order listed.
  • Insert bread pan securely into baking chamber, close lid. Plug unit into all outlet.
  • Select FRENCH. Choose loaf size and desired crust color. Press START button.
  • The complete signal will sound when bread is done.
  • Using pot holders remove bread pan for baking chamber and carefully remove bread from pan. (If kneading paddle remains in bread, remove paddle once bread has cooled.
  • Allow bread to cool on a wire rack until ready to serve (at least 20 minutes).

Makes 1 loaf

Classic French Bread