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Homemade French Baguette

Embark on a culinary journey to the streets of Paris with our Homemade French Baguette recipe. Capture the essence of French baking as you create these iconic loaves with a crispy crust and a soft, chewy interior. Delight in the aroma of freshly baked bread as you master the art of crafting the perfect French baguette in the comfort of your own kitchen.
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The French Baguette, a symbol of artisanal expertise, is characterized by its golden exterior and tender crumb. Our recipe pays homage to the traditional techniques used in French bakeries, allowing you to experience the joy of creating this beloved bread at home. From the initial mix to the final bake, each step is a celebration of simplicity and sophistication, resulting in a baguette that transports you to the charming boulangeries of France.


4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
2 Servings

Prep Time:

3 Hrs 0 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 20 Mins

Total TIme:

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In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread flour and salt. In a separate small bowl, dissolve the active dry yeast in lukewarm water.


Pour the yeast mixture into the flour and stir until a sticky dough forms. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise at room temperature for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.


Preheat the oven to 475°F (245°C). Place a baking stone or an inverted baking sheet in the oven.


Generously flour a work surface. Turn the risen dough out onto the floured surface and divide it into two equal portions.


With floured hands, shape each portion into a long, narrow rectangle.


Fold the long sides of each rectangle towards the center, sealing the seam with your fingers. Roll the dough, starting from one end, to form a log shape.


Place the shaped baguettes on a well-floured couche or kitchen towel, creating folds between each baguette to prevent sticking.


Cover the baguettes with the couche or towel and let them rise for an additional 1-2 hours, or until they increase in size.


Carefully transfer the risen baguettes onto the preheated baking stone or sheet.


Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the baguettes sound hollow when tapped.


Allow the Homemade French Baguettes to cool on a wire rack before slicing and savoring.

Tips for this recipe

For an authentic touch, mist the oven with water just before placing the baguettes inside to create a steamy environment, promoting a crisp crust. Serve the baguettes with butter, cheese, or as the perfect accompaniment to your favorite French-inspired meal.

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