Homemade French Baguette Recipe

Freshly made baguettes are an amazing and delicious treat. Whether you are making them for a special occasion or just for a change of pace, this homemade French baguette recipe will produce a delicious, crisp baguette. The dough can be made in a bread machine, then shaped, cut, and baked in the oven for a truly unique and delicious treat. The recipe also includes a special Sun-Dried Tomato Olive Oil dip that is perfect for dipping the freshly baked baguettes in. This is a must-try recipe for bread lovers everywhere!

Ingredients used:

For 24 people

  • 1 cups - Water
  • 2 1/2 cups - Bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon - Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon - Bread machine yeast
  • 1 - Egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon - Water

Recipe steps:

  • Place the water, bread flour, sugar, salt, and bread machine yeast in the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Process on the dough/manual cycle.
  • When the cycle is completed, place the dough in a greased bowl, turning to coat all sides. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Grease a cookie sheet. Punch down the dough and roll it into a rectangle that is 16x12 inches on a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough crosswise in half.
  • Roll up each half of the dough tightly, beginning at the 12-inch side. Roll gently back and forth to taper the ends. Place them 3 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Make 1/4-inch deep diagonal slashes across the loaves every 2 inches, or make 1 lengthwise slash on each loaf. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 to 40 minutes until doubled in size.
  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Mix the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of water together and brush it over the tops of the loaves.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cool on a wire rack.

This homemade French baguette recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy a delicious and unique treat. Whether you are serving it at a special occasion or for an everyday meal, your family and friends will be delighted with the crispy, flavorful baguettes and the Sun-Dried Tomato Olive Oil dip. Give it a try and you may find yourself with a new favorite bread recipe!