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Sweet Honey French Bread Recipe
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Sweet Honey French Bread

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"This is a French bread that has a light, crispy crunch, and a sweet flavor! I like to drizzle honey over the bread while it is baking. Mmmmm. Yummy!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 1 1/2 pound loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 5 mins


  1. Add to your bread machine per manufacturer instructions. While bread is baking, drizzle with honey if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 04, 2005

I made this bread by hand and baked with with egg white on the top for 20 minutes on 375. It was golden, lovely, and very lightly sweet. My husband flipped and ate the whole thing. I'm keeping it in my records forever.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2010

The written recipe needs adjustment since it makes a really small loaf. Double the recipe for sure and use a full packet of yeast ( 2 1/4 teas.) I doubled the honey as well and made a nice braid. 375 degrees for 25-27 min. Nice base recipe and concept. The honey adds nice subtle flavor.

Jan 31, 2004

First time the aroma was great but it was a little denser then we liked. I added 2 tablespoons of water and changed the salt and sugar to 1/2 teaspoon. The flavor is great and this is one of our favorites.

Dec 14, 2007

Very tasty, and good texture on this one. However, this makes a bit small of a loaf, as it is posted. The second time I made it, I upped the servings field to 18 and had allrecipes adjust the quantities for it. This produced a 'normal' sized loaf for it, and came out perfect. Both times I only use the dough setting on my machine, then take it out and bake it at 350 deg for 35 minutes.

Dec 12, 2007

This really was good bread. I didn't read the directions correctly and added 2 tablespoons of honey instead of 2 teaspoons. I think it made the bread that much better. It was not too sweet at all. My family loves this bread and I will continue to make it - with the extra honey.

Jan 31, 2004

This has become one of my favorite recipes. It's a good, all purpose bread. It comes out great every time, and I've probably made it at least 20 times. My husband loves it!

Jan 31, 2004

GRRRRRRRREATTT recipe Michele. Don't know what makes this French or what gives it such a nice crust & texture but it works. Have made a zillion loaves of bread (I try everything)and this one is excellent. Best regards from Jackie Boehm

Mar 27, 2005

I used my bread machine to make this into a dough, then I took it out and let it rise for an hour. I punched it down, and cut it down to 8 rolls. let them rise for a few hours then baked. I didnt put honey on top, but used butter instead. Came out pretty good, big hit at our small easter dinner. Thanks :)


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  • Calories
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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