I love this bread. It is not as crunchy on the outside as a normal french bread but I like my bread more soft. I use this bread recipe for almost everything. This makes great french toast and garlic bread. I hope you enjoy!
2 TBS yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 tsp sugar
In a mixer combine 2 2/3 cup warm water, 1 TBS salt, 1/4 cup sugar and 3 TBS melted butter. Than add the yeast mixture and mix well. Then add 9-10 cups of bread flour. Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled. Form into 2 french bread loaves and place on a greased cookie sheet. Top with an egg wash (1 egg and 1 TBS water beaten). Let rise until double. Bake on 400 degrees until golden brown about 15-20 minutes.