Leaf shaped fougasse loaf

French bread recipes

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

22 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
More effort
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6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

16 hrs
More effort
Vegetarian
46 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
29 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

6 hrs
More effort
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This hearty baguette will really hit the spot when feeding a hungry crowd for lunch

30 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

18 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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

20 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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…

55 mins
Easy
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