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Quick and Easy Homemade Baguette

Chewy, crusty baguettes that you can make in under 45 minutes. Perfect for sandwiches, garlic bread, or sopping up pasta sauce.
Course Bread
Cuisine French
Keyword crispy, crusty, quick and easy, weeknight meal, yeast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 61kcal
Author Marye Audet

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water 110F, comfortably warm
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour may need more but dough should be sticky
  • coarse cornmeal for dusting the pan

Instructions

  • Start preheating the oven to 425F before you even take the ingredients out of the pantry.
  • Put the 110F water, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of your mixer.
  • Mix briefly, just until blended.
  • Set in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  • After ten minutes stir in the salt and 1 cup of the flour.
  • Using the dough hook mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time until you have a soft dough.
  • Knead for about 5 minutes until the dough is no longer sticky and dough is elastic.
  • Form the dough into 2 or 3 long loaves on a heavy cookie sheet dusted with coarse cornmeal.
  • Use a sharp knife to score (slice shallow gashes) in the top of the bread.
  • Allow the loaves to rise for ten minutes in a warm place if there is time. If not - just go straight to the next step.
  • Fill a 1 cup measure with ice and cold water
  • Put the loaves into the preheated oven and toss the ice on the oven floor.
  • Close the door quickly and don't open it until you are ready to take the bread out of the oven, 15 to 20 minutes later.
  • Cool slightly before cutting.

Notes

Making this bread into 2 loaves makes it more like a thicker Italian loaf. If you want a thinner, crunchier loaf then divide the dough into 3 or 4 parts.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.7mg