Easiest French Bread

1 tsp. dry active yeast
1 ½ cup water
2 tsp. salt
3 ½ cups flour

Combine yeast and water, then mix in salt and flour. Knead until dough forms into a smooth ball. Let rise 2-3 hours. Punch down, form dough into a loaf. Let rise 30 minutes, then bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes.

Recipe taken from the "How to Cook Everything" cookbook.

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