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French Bread


  • 375g of flour
  • 8g salt
  • 12g yeast (fresh or dry)
  • 300ml of water (lukewarm)


  • In a bowl, dilute yeast with a little bit of water and when done add all water
  • add flour, next salt and mix with a wooden spoon
  • put a towel on top of it and let it rest for 1h30 minimum or all night in a luck-warm place
  • take a baking tray and use baking paper to prevent the bread to attach
  • do some cut with a knife on the top
  • have your oven ready at 240°C with a bowl of water in the oven (very important to have a crispy bread)
  • after 6 or 7mn decrease temperature to 210°C and leave it 30mn