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Easy French Baguettes

Easy French Baguette RecipeDo these french baguettes look familiar? I hope so! They were accompanying the crock pot chicken corn chowder from Monday and today you can find out how to make them!

First, I have to make a confession. I have never made french baguettes. . .Yes, they are in the picture. No, I did not make them.

Easy French Baguette RecipeMy husband made them. In fact, he always makes them. He does such a good job at it that I’ve never even thought about trying.

Why mess with a good thing?! (Especially a good thing like homemade bread!)

I love homemade bread of any kind and always eat way to much of it when it first comes out of the oven. These french baguettes were no exception!

Easy French Baguette RecipeThe outside is crusty and chewy while the inside is perfectly soft.  (See, my husband makes them the best!)

These baguettes are the perfect side to not only corn chowder, but also pasta, salads, and well, just about anything!

Easy French Baguette Recipe

Easy French Baguettes

Yield: 2 baguettes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Rest and Rise Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Bake Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 1 Cup warm water, around 120 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 Tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour, sugar, and yeast. Add water and knead with a dough hook for 5-7 minutes until dough is smooth.
  2. Cover bowl with towel and allow dough to rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle dough evenly with salt and knead with dough hook until salt is well incorporated.
  4. Cover with towel and set in a warm place until dough is doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough out into a 16x12 inch rectangle. Cut dough in half to create two 8x12 inch rectangles. Starting with the 12 inch side, roll each rectangle up tightly. Flatten out air bubbles as you go and taper off the ends.
  6. Place dough on a baking sheet lined with a baking mat or lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Make diagonal slashed across the tops of the loaves. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for 40 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix together egg white and water in a small bowl. Brush over the tops of loaves.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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This recipe is adapted from allrecipes.com.

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Maggie

Friday 15th of July 2022

Oh wow looks delicious, very simple recipe,I will get to it very soon.

Liv

Monday 4th of July 2022

Perfect...they came out perfect

Lyn

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

hi bakers - could you roll in jalepeno chopped up peppers or some black olives into the roll? I would think so, I' trying this today...sort french bread with ciabatta twist...yum

Mark Kestner

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

Will be adjusting the size for sandwich rolls. Just great.

Mark Kestner

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

Made it with spaghetti tonight. Added sesame seeds after egg wash. Delicious, definitely a keeper.

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