Crusty French Baguette Recipe

Place the loaves on a floured towel, cover with oiled plastic wrap, and allow to rise until doubled in bulk (about 30 to 45 minutes). Preheat the …

Rating: 4.7/5(148)
Calories: 28 per serving

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Crusty french baguettes start with a pre-fermented dough, for crusty baguettes, we make poolish. Add a tiny pinch of dried yeast to a bowl of cold water before adding all the flour and mixing with a spoon.

Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins

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Bake the Baguettes. While the baguettes are resting, turn your oven on to preheat to 450˚F. During the last 10 minutes of rest time, place a pan on the bottom rack of the …

Rating: 4.8/5(11)
Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins
Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins
1. Pour the 1/2 cup warm water into a large bowl. Sprinkle yeast on top. Place the bowl in a warm place for about 10-15 minutes. Be patient! If yeast is activated, you will see foam on top of the mixture, and even a few small bubbles. Also, if you take sniff, it will smell very much like yeast.
2. After the fourth resting period is done, take the dough out of the bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. If you have a scale, use it to weight each piece to make sure each is the same amount.
3. While the baguettes are resting, turn your oven on to preheat to 450˚F. During the last 10 minutes of rest time, place a pan on the bottom rack of the oven and fill with boiling water.

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This classic French bread recipe takes time to make, but as most of that is inactive prep time, you shouldn't let it intimidate you. The process itself is extremely rewarding, and while it takes practice to make a perfectly crusty French baguette, it isn’t as complicated as people make it out.

Rating: 4.3/5(7)
Total Time: 11 hrs 40 mins
Category: From The Oven
Calories: 651 per serving

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Set time for 30 minutes. Let bake for 5 minutes (25 min mark) and then spray with water. After another 7 minutes (at 18 min mark) spray again with water. Bake for a total of 30 …

Rating: 5/5(35)
Calories: 869 per serving
Category: Side Dish
1. Add warm water to a bowl and dissolve the yeast.
2. In a medium sized bowl, measure out flour, add salt and stir and then add yeast.
3. Add water (a little at a time) to the dough and mix into a a shaggy dough. The dough shouldn't be sticky, so you may not need to add all of the water.
4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes.

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Preheat the oven to 450°F. Just before baking, remove the lid of the baker, slash the tops of the baguettes several times, and spritz with water. Return the lid to the baker. Bake the baguettes for 20 minutes. Remove the lid of the baker, and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until deep golden brown. Turn the baguettes out onto a rack to

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Crusty French Baguettes - 4-hour intermittent attention "Nope," I said. "The total amount of time to make the loaves is four hours. It says here that Dan Leader, the chef who developed the recipe, wanted home cooks to have the time and equipment to make a baguette like the professional bakeries.". Honey reached into the cabinet above the refrigerator and pulled out …

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Place dough in large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in warm place (85°), 40 minutes or until doubled in size.

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Open the oven, taking caution not to get burned by steam, and slide the baguettes off onto the baking stone. Close the oven and reduce temperature to 475F. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the water pan, rotate the baguettes, drop the temperature to 450F and continue baking for another 15 minutes or until deep golden brown.

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Combine the honey, yeast and 1/2 cup warm water. Stir to combine and let the mixture stand until the yeast is activated and begins to foam, 5 minutes.

Author: Kelsey Nixon
Steps: 8
Difficulty: Intermediate

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This is an authentic baguette recipe, thanks for sharing it. The only thing I changed was to brush the top with strong black coffee, not egg yolks, egg whites or egg wash, as it is done in original French recipes. Coffee is the traditional way to receive a crunchy, flaky crust.

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Meanwhile, adjust an oven rack to the lower third position, heat the oven to 500F. Place an empty metal pan on the bottom of the oven. Score the top of the bread with a sharp knife, cutting three-four 1/2″ deep slashes along the width of each baguette. Brush the bread with the glaze, then spray lightly with water.

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This Crusty French Baguette is one of my favorite bread recipes I’ve mastered. There is nothing like the smell of bread baking in the oven, is there? I love to serve this bread alongside a delicious, comforting bowl of soup. The key to authentic French bread is the slashes made with a razor – sharp blade. Use a very sharp knife, razor, or a special baking tool called …

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Dissolve flour, salt, yeast in water and combine with flour. Leave covered, 15 minutes. Then mix the dough again and leave for one …

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The first step in making this French Baguette recipe is one of the most important ones. We have to activate the yeast in order to create the dough. Place 2 packets of yeast in a bowl. Add 1 tsp of sugar and 1/2 cup of warm (100-115 degrees F) water. Stir just to combine and then cover with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel.

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This easy authentic classic crusty French baguette recipe is made with a preferment (old dough) making it the perfect companion for and any sandwich or soup. I've been baking baguettes for over 25 years and have many variations of these crust french breadsticks but nothing beats this crusty french baguette recipe.

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Preheat the oven to 450°F. Slash the loaves diagonally, and generously spray them with warm water. Bake the baguettes for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they're a deep golden brown. Remove them from the oven, slip them off the pan, and return them to the oven rack. Turn the oven off, and crack the door open about 1".

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  • Lightly grease a large bowl with olive oil, then transfer the dough to the bowl. ...

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Is there any difference between french bread and a baguette?

French bread can be any shape and any crust. But a baguette is always a long stick of French bread. The Frnech bread part is really telling you more about what’s IN the bread than anything. By law, French bread should just be flour, water, yeast, salt and a tiny bit of ascorbic acid (Vit. C) and that’s all.

How to make french baguette?

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How to make crusty baguettes?

Crusty french baguettes start with a pre-fermented dough, for crusty baguettes, we make poolish. Add a tiny pinch of dried yeast to a bowl of cold water before adding all the flour and mixing with a spoon. The mixture will start to resemble a paste, continue until it is combined well, then cover (tightly) with plastic wrap and leave to ferment ...

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