This is a really easy bread recipe from Liz Edmunds, The Food Nanny. I was able to go to a class that she taught and I was so impressed by her. She has an amazing plan for planning meals. Each night of the week is a different type of food, for example, Monday-comfort food, Tuesday-Italian, Friday-pizza, and so on. Liz is also so sweet and very personable. I bought her cookbook and I would recommend it to anyone. She was a wealth of information and I've loved every recipe I've made from her cookbook.
This recipe is actually called French Baguettes, but we're kind of simple around here so it's just french bread to us.
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 T. active dry yeast, (2 packets)
2 tsp sugar
3 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp salt
In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup of the warm water, the yeast and 1 tsp of the sugar. Stir to combine and let mixture stand for about 5 minutes or until foamy.
Here's the scored loaves in the baguette pan. The pans are inexpensive and I love them! Don't judge these sad shaped loaves, they get better.