How to Make Delicious French Bread at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use all-purpose flour instead of high-gluten flour?
A: Yes, but high-gluten flour is recommended for a better texture.
Q: Is it necessary to add sugar to the dough?
A: Yes, sugar helps with the yeast fermentation and improves the flavor.
Q: How important is it to let the dough ferment properly?
A: Very important. Proper fermentation ensures the right texture and flavor.
Q: Can I skip the egg wash?
A: You can, but the egg wash gives the bread a nice golden color and shine.

Homemade French Bread


  • High-gluten flour: 150g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Salt: 2g
  • Yeast: 2g
  • Milk: 110g
  • Butter: 10g
  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and milk in a bowl.
  2. Mix until the dough starts to form.
  3. Add butter and continue to mix.
  4. Knead the dough until it reaches a smooth, elastic consistency.
  5. Divide the dough into small portions and shape them into rounds.
  6. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes to ferment.
  7. Roll each piece into a small strip and make incisions with a knife.
  8. Brush each strip with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Drizzle melted butter over the top, being careful not to rush.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for 15 minutes.
  • Calories: Varies depending on serving size
  • Carbohydrates: Primarily from flour and sugar
  • Fats: From butter and egg wash
  • Protein: Moderate, from flour and milk
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