Easy Homemade Baguettes
Delicious, chewy, perfect baguettes, right from your very own kitchen.
Servings Prep Time
2loaves 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 60 to 90 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2loaves 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 60 to 90 minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add flour, sugar, salt, and yeast to a bowl. Stir.
  2. Add water. Stir.
  3. Knead for ten minutes by hand or for five minutes in a standing mixer.
  4. Let the dough rise in an oiled bowl for 30 to 60 minutes in a warm, draft-free spot.
  5. Divide dough in half. Working with one half at a time on a floured surface, flatten then roll with a rolling pin into a 14 x 8 inch rectangle.
  6. Starting at the long side of the dough, roll into a cylinder. Pinch seam closed.
  7. Fold over ends to seam side, pinch closed.
  8. Repeat with 2nd loaf.
  9. Place loaves, seam side down, on a parchment covered baking sheet or a baking sheet sprinkled with corn meal to prevent sticking.
  10. Cut slits in the tops of the loaves with a serrated knife; allow to rise for 30 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  12. Brush with 1/2 of the egg wash (optional) then bake for 15 minutes.
  13. Rotate pan, brush with remaining egg wash, and bake for 10 more minutes.
  14. Remove from oven and allow to cool.