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Feb 28, 2012

French Bread, Baguette

French Bread made easy, no tricks, no special equipment needed...

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 egg yolk + 1 tbsp water

  1. Mix the flour, salt, sugar and dry yeast together.
  2. Gradually add the warm water to the dry ingredient.
  3. Knead the dough for 8-10 minutes until soft and elastic (add a few drops of water if needed while kneading).
  4. Let rise for 40-60 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.
  5. To shape the baguettes, divide the dough in half and each half into a rectangle. Roll the rectangle on itself starting from the longer edge. Pinch the dough on the edges to seal. Cut 3 or 4 times the baguettes with a sharp knife.
  6. Let rise 20-30 minutes.
  7. Beat the egg yolk and tablespoon of water and brush the baguettes with it.
  8. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.

French Bread, Baguette (Video Recipe)

This Recipe Makes 8 servings


  1. I made your bread this weekend and it was soo good! I added a few italian herbs into the dough to gave it a special taste!!

    Thanks for posting your great recipes! i really enjoy them :)

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Simone!
      Yes, the recipe of the French Bread is very basic, I'm glad you were able to add your own twist to it. There are endless ways to make it an I'm sure yours turned out delicious =)

      I just checked your blog, I didn't know you posted recipes as well! Your potato soup looked yummy!!

  2. Hi I am a huge fan of French Bread! So u can imagine my excitement when i found this recipe! I am giving it a try right now and it was super easy now comes the final test...taste. mmm: )

  3. Hello I am back I must say coming from a family of bread lovers this french bread was a hit! Thank You so much it was delicious crispy and soft in the inside...I am making it again as we speak! thank you again for sharing! :)

  4. thank you zouzou for your amazing reciepes and specially the baguette
    i tried it at home was perfect

    teslami and shukran

  5. Hi Zineb,

    I was wonder if you know the name of the song in the video, I love it! and the recipe was so good, thanks!


  6. Thank you! I baked this bread for my family and everyone enjoyed it.

  7. This is my first time making bread and all I can say is its awesome! I can imagine all other ingredients I can add to this recipe. I thank you for the ease of cooking fresh French bread! I have to admit I saw a lot of recipes call for a little steam, I added about a cup of water in a pie pan at the bottom and it was delicious! Thanks again, Jay!

  8. This french bread recipe is awesome. I just baked bread yesterday, result was wonderful. Thanks for a good recipe:)

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  10. I am loving it, it is SUPERB!!!!

  11. I thank you for your time and love that you let your child be with you, KEEP IT REAL, Eith

  12. This bread is delicious! I made it once for myself and my whole family tried it. Ever since if anyone wants homemade bread, they always ask me to make this bread! Always a hit! Currently have 2 baguettes in the oven as I type this.

  13. I found this first on youtube and then checked the link for the ingredients. I made it and the result was amazing!!! Looked exactly as showed and the taste is just Wow!!! And it's sooo easy to make. I'm addicted :) Love the video. So happy I choose your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  14. What did you bake the bread in? I can see it looks like a broiling pan, but did you bake it on baking parchment? What does one use if there's no parchment available? Do I grease a cookie sheet? Just wondering (because I have your dough recipe right now in the process of rising and would like to know). Thanks!

  15. I would love to try this recipe but what kind of yeast did you use? Active dry or rapid rise/instant yeast?


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