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French Bread Recipe | Baquette Recipe | French Loaf

Making french bread at home is so easy than you can imagine. You can make this bread from start to finish in under 1 hour.
4.80 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main
Cuisine France
Servings 1 loaf bread


  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups + as needed
  • Warm Water - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 tblsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Dry Yeast - 1.5 tsp
  • Olive Oil - 2 tblsp


  • Take warm water, sugar and yeast in a bowl and mix well. let it sit for 2 to 3 mins to activate.
  • Add in flour, salt and mix well to form a sticky dough.
  • Add in oil and mix well to form a soft dough.
  • Take the dough in a surface.Add more flour and knead well.
  • Now spread it like a rectangle. Start rolling from an end tight and seal the edges.
  • Now take this in a parchment lined baking pan and leave to rise for 30 mins.
  • Now use a sharp knife and make few slashes on the top.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degree C. Place a baking sheet in the bottom of the oven to heat up in which we will put ice cubes once we put the bread in.
  • Put the bread tray in the middle rack of a preheated oven and bake for 20 to 22 mins till top is golden.
  • Once you put the tray in oven, put few ice cubes in the bottom tray so steam can build up which will give your the signature chewy crust.
  • Once the bread is baked. Remove it and cool completely.
  • Slice and serve.
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