French Baguette

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    Total Time
    6hrs 50mins
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based on 6 ratings

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

recipe updated Nov 27, 2017


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    Bread flour
  • Salt icon
  • Active dried yeast icon
    Active dried yeast
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  • 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. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Add bread flour
  3. Add salt
  4. Add active dried yeast
  5. Mix briefly until just blended
  6. Add room temperature water
  7. Mix until dough forms
  8. Knead on lightly-floured surface for 5min
  9. Transfer dough to large mixing bowl
  10. Cover dough with plastic wrap
  11. Let rise for 5h until doubled
  12. Turn out on lightly-floured surface
  13. Shape
  14. Roll
  15. Transfer dough to baking sheet
  16. Cover with kitchen towel
  17. Let rise for 1h
  18. Pre-heat
  19. Prepare
  20. Prepare
  21. Bake for 25min
  22. Let cool
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