Simple Homemade French Bread Recipe: Simplify Your Kitchen #3SI


This year I am realizing my limits and seeking to simplify my life and that includes the task to simplify my kitchen. I love homemade but it can be really arduous and time consuming to make homemade food for my family. A few years back I found a really simple and easy recipe to make homemade french bread. Home made french bread tastes so good especially with delicious Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil spread on top. Just like my simple homemade french bread recipe Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil is simple in that it only has 3 ingredients. Yes just three simple ingredients to make a  delicious creamy spread sweet cream, canola oil and salt! Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil is the perfect go to spread that is ready to add to any delicious baked good or meal to make it that much better, spreading perfectly straight from the refrigerator. Plus I can feel good serving Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil it has no artificial ingredients! A piece of warm bread with butter is my idea of a delicious treat, and my daughters too as you can see!

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Want to know how to make delicious and easy homemade french bread so you can enjoy it with Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil?



Homemade French Bread Recipe

  • 2 TBS active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tsp salt ( I prefer natural sea salt)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5 – 5 1/2 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in water in a large mixing bowl. Add the salt and sugar and stir to dissolve. Add in 2 cups flour and beat until smooth in a mixer. Keep adding flour until a soft dough forms, I like to add it carefully while the mixer is going on low. Flour a large cutting board or other flat surface and knead dough on surface for about 5 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl and turn once to grease both sides of dough. Cover bowl with a towel and let rise for an hour in a warm place (dough is ready when it doubles in size).

When dough has doubled punch down the middle then turn out onto floured surface. Divide dough in half and make 2 loaf like shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover with a towel and let rise for another 30 minutes until doubled in size. Then make 3-4 diagonal slits in the surface of the bread. Cook for 15-20 minutes in a 450 degree oven. Slice and serve with Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil.

land o lakes butter with canola oil

Did you know that Land O’Lakes is a farmer-owned cooperative that has been producing sweet cream that’s churned into Land O Lakes® Butter for over 90 years? Discover the difference that 3 simply ingredients makes instead of the up to 15 ingredients other brand use and pick up some Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil at your local grocery store, then go home and simplify your kitchen!

The author was compensated by Land O’Lakes for this post. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I find that this sentence “This year I am realizing my limits and seeking to simplify my life and that includes the task to simplify my kitchen” and homemade French bread should not be together! I would purchase the loaf at the store!

    But the recipe is simple. It’s not the cooking but the cleaning of blades and dishes and countertops that I don’t enjoy.

  2. We make all our bread as well and it’s so worth it! You might want to look into canola oil a bit though. My family has decided it’s not healthy for us. Don’t waste the crumbs is a good blog with lots of interesting food facts,meal planning ideas and recipes that you might enjoy. I’m with Olivia-it’s the clean up that makes me wish I had a housekeeper. Mostly not,but some days I wish I had an Alice only I wouldn’t have her cook-only clean :).

  3. I want to try this recipe. I use tto make my own homemade dinner rolls and they were SO good. I love how easy this one is

  4. Need to try this – I’ve been looking for a ‘real french bread’ recipe. I’ve got artisan bread down, but sometimes you just want a soft loaf 🙂

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