Need a great bread recipe? Look no further. Try out this great french bread recipe (also known as baguette) to compliment your dinner tonight.

  • Recipe serves:4
  • Preparation time10 min
  • Cooking time120 min


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ (7gm) packages active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups warm water (45 degrees C)
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast and salt.
  • Stir in 2 cups warm water, and beat until well blended using a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead in enough flour to make a stiff dough that is smooth and elastic.
  • Knead for about 8 to 10 minutes total. Shape into a ball. Place dough in a greased bowl, and turn once.
  • Cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled.
  • Punch dough down, and divide in half.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll each half into large rectangle. Roll up, starting from a long side.
  • Moisten edge with water and seal. Taper ends.
  • Grease a large baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with cornmeal.
  • Place loaves, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Lightly beat the egg white with 1 tablespoon of water, and brush on.
  • Cover with a damp cloth.
  • Let rise until nearly doubled, 35 to 40 minutes.