French Bread

Pain Français

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 to 3

    Baguettes
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

French Classics Made Easy

French Classics Made Easy

By Richard Grausman

Published 2011

  • About

ALTHOUGH I DO NOT consider myself a bread baker, never having formally studied the subject nor worked in a bakery, I do pride myself on the recipe and techniques I’ve put together for teaching French bread making to American home cooks. By following the suggestions in the recipe, your first loaf of bread will be a certain success.

The first step in bread making is combining the flour, water, and yeast to form a dough. Mixing these basic ingredients by hand can be a difficult and mes