French Bread


5 Invaluable Tips for Beginner Bread Makers

French Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine French


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 7-8 cups MAYA All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal


  • Dissolve yeast in water. In a bowl, combine sugar, salt, water and about 1 cup flour to form a soft dough. stir in dissolved yeast and enough flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic. Transfer to a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let it rise until double in bulk.
  • Punch down dough to expel excess air. Divide dough into two equal portions. shape each portion into long tapered loaves. Get a french bread try. Grease it and dust with cornmeal.
  • Arrange loaves on prepared tray. Cover and let rise until doubled.
  • Before baking, make slashes diagonally on the surface. Brush with egg white and dist with corn meal. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

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