This recipe makes one loaf of French bread or enough to feed about 4 people at dinner.
"Everything French Bread". Sometimes I top the bread with a mixture of dried garlic, dried onions, poppy seeds, sesame seeds and salt -- same as you'd get on an "Everything Bagel". There's no specific ratio, but this blend works for me: 2 teaspoons minced dried garlic, 1 teaspoon dried minced onion, 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds, 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds, 4 teaspoons of water (more if needed) and a sprinkling of sea salt. Mix all the ingredients except sea salt and water. Add water and let sit for about 10 minutes to hydrate the garlic and onions (this prevents them from drying out as the bread bakes). Spread over the risen dough and bake as directed.