Nothing beats the smell of homemade, freshly baked bread! Enjoy a slice of a French Baguette, served warm with butter! Recipe makes 2 loaves.Nothing beats the smell of homemade, freshly baked bread! Enjoy a slice of a French Baguette, served warm with butter! Recipe makes 2 loaves.

I am so thankful God created us with a sense of SMELL, especially when there is a fresh baked French Baguette in the kitchen! The “good” smells that permeate the kitchen when bread is baking is always amazing!

Sometimes I think the world would be a lot more “black and white” if we did not have access to a sense of smell, “coloring” the world around us. Spring is here, and with it comes the smells of this season of renewal. We smell freshly mowed lawns, the outside air right after a long rain, and BBQ grills being fired up once again, etc. I truly love it!

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Love the Smell Of Bread Baking?

One of my all-time favorite smells, regardless of the season, is FRESH BAKED BREAD! Yum! There’s just nothing quite like the smell in our kitchen when a fresh loaf of homemade bread is baking. There is something so comforting and memory-filled to me about that smell. A french baguette beckons us to gather round (with the butter, of course!) and slather up a warm piece, as soon as it cools down enough to cut a slice.

I love to bake bread, and I found this easy recipe on Pinterest. Then I decided my life would be more complete if I could make learn to make a cute French baguette (ha ha!). The recipe has very few ingredients, and is super quick and easy to make.

Is It Difficult To Make A French Baguette?

From start to finish, it only takes an hour to make a French baguette (or two). That’s right…you heard me! Just mix everything up, form the loaves, and let the baguette dough rise for 30 minutes. I don’t have lots of photos, but it really is easy to prepare.

Once the dough has risen, throw it in the oven for 15 minutes, enjoy the smell as it bakes…and bam! Your French baguette is done! I hope you will give this simple recipe a try…a homemade French baguette is really quite delicious!

This recipe for a French Baguette will yield two loaves.

Have fun making your own French baguette or two! I really think you will find them quite delicious. Have a wonderful day, and please come back again soon.

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French Baguette
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins

Nothing beats the smell of homemade, freshly baked bread! Enjoy a slice of a French Baguette, served warm with butter! Recipe makes 2 loaves.

Category: Bread
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: french baguette
Servings: 20 (2 loaves=10 slices per)
Calories Per Serving: 91 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons (2 pkgs.) dry active yeast
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-4 Tablespoons butter , melted (to brush on baguettes halfway through baking time)
  1. Mix the warm water, yeast and granulated sugar in a small bowl. Let it sit (for approximately 5 minutes) until bubbles form on the top (this means the yeast is alive).
  2. Combine the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add in the yeast/water mixture. Mix this together, then knead (on a lightly floured work surface) for approximately 5 minutes, until the dough becomes a smooth ball. (You can also use a stand mixer with the dough hook for this step). Remove dough from bowl. Divide into 2 equal halves.

  3. Place dough halves on lightly floured work surface. Form each section into a baguette shape. To make your baguette shapes, do this: Roll each half of the dough into a rectangle (about 8-10 inches long); roll the rectangle up lengthwise. Pinch the end edges of the dough to seal.
  4. Place the baguettes on a lightly greased baking sheet, with seam side down. Cover with a dish towel; let rise for 30 minutes. When dough is near the end of the "rising" time, preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  5. Pour about 3/4 cup of water onto a separate cookie sheet (with edges, of course!). Place water-filled cookie sheet on the BOTTOM rack of oven (this will generate steam while baguette bakes).

  6. Using a very sharp knife (a serrated knife blade works great!), gently make a slash lengthwise down the middle of each baguette. Bake baguettes at 450 degrees for 15 minutes on MIDDLE rack (above water). Halfway through baking time, brush tops of baguettes with melted butter. Bread will be golden brown when done. Remove baguettes to a wire rack. When slightly cooled, grab some butter, cut a big slice... and go for it! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe makes 2 loaves. Caloric calculation was made based on 10 slices per loaf.

Nutrition Facts
French Baguette
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 248mg11%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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