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Rustic French bread

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Enjoy a little taste of France with our easy French bread recipe. If you love bread with a crisp, crunchy crust and slightly chewy center, this is the french bread recipe for you.

Bake and enjoy as part of a relaxed family lunch.

If you enjoyed this recipe, try out our herb ficelles recipe.

6 ingredients6 steps


    1. Step 1

      Put the flours, sugar, salt and yeast into a bowl.

    2. Step 2

      Mix to a soft dough with the water.


    3. Step 3

      Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Shape as desired and put into an appropriate greased loaf tin.

    4. Step 4

      Cover and leave to prove until double in size.

    5. Step 5

      Brush with warm water and bake in an oven preheated to 220 C (fan 200 C, gas mark 7) and immediately turn the heat down to 200 C (fan 180 C, gas mark 6).

    6. Step 6

      Bake for 30-35 minutes.


      • 75gVery strong wholemeal bread flour 
      • 375gVery strong white bread flour 
      • 1.5 tbspUnrefined golden granulated sugar 
      • 1.5 tspSalt 
      • 1.25 tspEasy bake yeast 
      • 260mlWarm water 

    4 Baker Ratings

    Such a simple recipe and simple ingredients yet makes a blinding loaf of bread..
    Highly recommended..

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