French Baguette

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    6hrs 50mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    1
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    1456
based on 7 ratings

It might seem a little daunting, but it's not as difficult as you might think to make baguettes at home.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019

Ingredients

  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    400g (about 3¼ cups)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    ¾ tsp
  • Active dried yeast icon
    Active dried yeast
    1¼ tsp
  • Water icon
    Water
    280ml (1⅛ cups)

Tools

  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Loaf pan - 8 x 4 x 2.5"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add bread flour, salt and active dried yeast to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Mix briefly until just blended
  3. Add water to the dough
  4. Mix until dough forms
  5. Knead on lightly-floured surface - 5 min
  6. Transfer dough to large mixing bowl
  7. Cover large mixing bowl with plastic wrap
  8. Let rise until doubled - 5 hr
  9. Turn out on lightly-floured surface
  10. Shape
  11. Roll
  12. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to baking sheet
  13. Cover with kitchen towel
  14. Let rise - 1 hr
  15. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  16. Prepare
  17. Prepare
  18. Bake - 25 min
  19. Let cool
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