French Bread Recipes

Looking for French bread recipes? Allrecipes has more than 30 trusted recipes for brioche, croissants, French bread, and crepes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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French Baguettes

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Great eaten fresh from oven. Used to make sub sandwiches, etc.
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Basic Crepes

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Here is a simple but delicious crepe batter which can be made in minutes. It's made from ingredients that everyone has on hand.

Traditional Layered French Croissants

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Crisp buttery outer layers and a soft, delicate interior make these delectable croissants melt in your mouth.

Pain de Campagne - Country French Bread

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I got this recipe out of a novel and made some minor changes. It is a yummy French bread that is worth the wait.

Fougasse

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This recipe for fougasse, the French version of the Italian focaccia bread, is topped with mixed herbs. The flat bread can be slashed to form shapes (a leaf, tree, or wheat stalk), or the slits can be cut to form a lattice, making the bread easy to pull apart.

French Bread Rolls to Die For

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Easy to make French bread rolls. Dough can be made in mixer, bread maker, or by hand. Loaves or rolls can be brushed before baking with a glaze of 1 beaten egg white mixed with 1 tablespoon water if desired.

How to Make French Baguettes

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I always thought you can't make real French baguettes at home, but once I tried it I realized I was wrong. Again. You're going to be fairly shocked when you realize just how simple this is. The only way to make bread this any more French is to put some butter on it!
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No-Knead Artisan Style Bread

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This is a very easy bread to make without any kneading. Bake in a Dutch oven or heavy casserole dish. The bread comes out very crusty and with huge holes throughout, just like at the bakery.

Chef John's Chocolate Croissants

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Making your own chocolate croissants takes a while, but for these crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside pastries, it's time well spent. This recipe was adapted from one by Bruno Albouze, from The Real Deal (which he is). This is actually the quick version in that we're not leaving the dough to rest overnight before laminating with the butter.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Pull-Apart Pumpkin Brioche

This is a classic brioche dough recipe that is wonderful when shaped or filled. In this case, the brioche is flavored with pumpkin and cheese, and shaped into a pumpkin! It makes a wonderful centerpiece, is perfect for a Thanksgiving table, or even as a gift to brighten someone's day!