Here is a super easy French bread recipe. Honestly, you can actually make this every day. Yes, it's that easy with simple everyday ingredients and a couple of simple steps, you will be having a freshly baked loaf on your table. Even if you are not an accomplished baker, you will still be able to make this crispy no knead french bread effortlessly!
Mix the Water, Sugar, Salt, and yeast together in a large bowl
Add the Flour and mix until all the water has been absorbed and a shaggy mass of dough is formed
Rub the surface of the dough with olive oil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid or a plastic wrap and leave to rest in a warm place for 2 hours
Punch down the dough and transfer it to a floured work surface. Flaten it out and divide the dough into two
Flatten out the dough into a square (you don't have to be perfect) and roll it tightly as you would a mat and place on a parchment lined baking pan
Cover with a damp towel and leave to rise again for 30 minutes to 1 hour sharp knife
Get a sharp knife and make about 4 slant deep slashes on the bread
Using a spray bottle, spray the surface of the bread with warm water and bake in a 400 deg F preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes
Don't be tempted to add more flour. The high moisture content of the dough is what gives the bread its crunchy crust I did not proof my yeast because there I left the dough to rise for 2 hours. However, the rising time may vary depending on humidity, altitude, and temperature.