Buttery French Bread Recipe
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Buttery French Bread Recipe

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Mom dressed up plain French bread with this interesting, delicious recipe. The combination of paprika, celery seed and butter makes for a full-flavored bread. It also looks lovely when it bakes to a golden brown. —Sally Holbrook, Pasadena, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 loaf (1 pound, 20 inches) French bread, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 256 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 461mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, celery seed and paprika; spread between bread slices and over top. Wrap bread tightly in foil. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Open foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Buttery French Bread in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p37

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marciaoakley User ID: 1474421 2679
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"This is really good!"

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