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Failproof French Bread (Bread Machine)

I don’t know what possessed me to think I could or even should make my own French bread but I am sure happy that I gave it a shot! This turned out so good. It’s quick and easy!! And unlike so many recipes this one actually taste like French bread. 

I love how easy it is. I put it in the bread machine, then roll, to the over, and bam! I have French bread! Thank you Marie for your awesome recipe! I love when people share their recipes with me. I love new things and making it homemade verses buying it in the store.
  • 3-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast or 2.25 tsp
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water


  1. Place ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturer’s directions.
  2. Start machine on dough setting.
  3. When dough cycle is complete, remove dough with floured hands and cut in half on floured surface.
  4. Take each half of dough and roll to make a loaf about 12 inches long in the shape of French bread.
  5. Place on greased baking sheet and cover with a towel.
  6. Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 450°.
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown, turning pan around once halfway during baking.
  9. Remove baked loaves to wire racks to cool.

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