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French Baguettes

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Allison Furbish

French Baguettes Recipe

This recipe has appeared on the back of the King Arthur Flour bag — so if you cut it out and then lost it, this is the one you're looking for.

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2 baguettes
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  1. Mix the starter ingredients till smooth, cover, and let rest at room temperature overnight.
  2. Next day, mix the starter with the remaining ingredients, kneading until the dough is nice and springy, but not totally smooth. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let it rise for 3 hours, gently deflating it and turning it over after 1 hour, and again after 2 hours.
  3. Divide the dough in half, and shape each half into a rough oval. Wait 15 minutes, then fold each oval lengthwise, sealing the edge, and use cupped fingers to gently roll each piece into a long (about 17") log.
  4. Place the loaves onto a lightly greased or parchment-lined pan, cover, and let them rise until they're puffy but not doubled, about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 425°F.
  5. VERY gently, use a sharp knife or razor blade to make three diagonal 1/3"-deep slashes in each loaf. Mist the loaves heavily with warm water (or add steam to your oven; see "tips," below).
  6. Bake the baguettes for 22 to 28 minutes, until they're golden brown. Take the baguettes off the pan and place them right on the oven rack. Turn off the oven, crack the door open about 2", and let the baguettes cool completely in the oven.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 56g
  • Servings Per Batch 16
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 120
  • Calories from Fat 5
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0g
  • Sodium 220mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.