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French bread recipes

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Browse our French-inspired bread recipes for a weekend baking project. Choose from simple baguette sandwiches, rustic fougasse, buttery brioche and indulgent French toast.


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  • Red onion, gruyère & rosemary fougasse

    Red onion, gruyère & rosemary fougasse

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.24 ratings

    This flat, round fougasse loaf is very popular all over France and is a cousin of the Italian focaccia

  • Two whole and one partially torn baguettes on a wire rack

    Baguettes (French bread)

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.17 ratings

    Make fresh, French bread at home with this simple recipe - an overnight starter called a poolish gives a golden crust and chewy middle.

  • Niçoise stuffed baguette

    Niçoise stuffed baguette

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    For the ultimate transportable sandwich, hollow out a French stick and fill with tuna, olives, anchovies and eggs

  • A filled baguette sliced into smaller sandwiches one of which is wrapped in baking parchment

    Mozzarella & salami picnic baguette

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    A perfect sandwich for a summer picnic. Filled with salami, spinach, basil, pesto and mozzarella, it has all the flavours of Italy that kids and grownups will enjoy

  • Apricot brioche

    Apricot brioche

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.8 ratings

    When toasted and buttered this delicately flavoured bread is a breakfast in itself

  • Brioche buns

    Brioche buns

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.56 ratings

    We show you how to master this soft bread enriched with eggs and milk. Serve split and filled with barbecued meat, burgers or pulled pork

  • Red onion, cherry tomato & rosemary fougasse

    Red onion, cherry tomato & rosemary fougasse

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    This rustic French bread is surprisingly light, the onions give it a full flavour and the tomatoes add a juicy touch

  • French toast on plate with fresh berries, syrup and icing sugar

    French toast

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.40 ratings

    Eggy bread, pain perdu or French toast – this classic breakfast dish has plenty of names and just as many options for toppings. We like it with fresh berries

  • Cheesy piece of garlic baguette being pulled out

    Cheesy garlic baguette

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.24 ratings

    A real crowd pleaser that will have everyone feeling full. Worth every calorie.

  • Onion bacon fougasse

    Onion bacon fougasse

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    A traditional flat, leaf-shaped, French bread - similar to the Italian focaccia. It cooks in just 15 minutes

  • Chocolate & banana French toast

    Chocolate & banana French toast

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.17 ratings

    An indulgent treat for when you're in need of a sweet fix - chocolate and banana sandwiched in fried bread

  • An assembled rainbow baguette

    Stuffed rainbow baguette

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Fill a baguette with hummus, pesto and colourful veg such as beetroot, red pepper, carrot and green leaves to make this vegetarian rainbow sandwich

  • Easy Easter brioche

    Easy Easter brioche

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.12 ratings

    This light, easy-to-make brioche will keep for two days, and is delicious with apricot jam.

  • Mozzarella-stuffed French toast served on a plate with chilli sauce

    Mozzarella-stuffed French toast

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.6 ratings

    Try French toast with mozzarella and chilli sauce for an indulgent weekend brunch

  • Baguette with tomato jam, chorizo, halloumi and onions

    Chorizo & halloumi breakfast baguette

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    Treat yourself to this hearty chorizo and halloumi breakfast baguette – perfect for the weekend. Make the rich tomato jam in advance and then enjoy it on sausage sarnies, a cheeseboard, chicken thighs…

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