Lisa's Quick & Easy Crusty French Bread


1 1/2 Tbsp yeast
2 c warm water
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt
5-6 c flour


Combine yeast, sugar and water and let poof.  Combine other ingredients, then mix all together.  Knead for 7-10 minutes.  Raise until double in size.  Punch down and shape.  Let raise a second time for 30 minutes.  Place in an oven that has not been preheated. Set temperature at 400 degrees and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and slice with a very sharp bread knife.  Serve with butter and enjoy!