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French Baguette

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113 Reviews

Total Time
1h 10m
Prep Time
Bake Time
Serves 3
Serves 3
A little effort

How to make french baguettes

There is nothing like a freshly baked French baguette. Crusty and beautifully coloured on the outside, buttery soft and chewy on the inside, these are delicious served warm from the oven and smothered in butter.

What are French baguettes made of?

A traditional French baguette is made of flour, water, yeast and salt. Just four simple ingredients can produce a beautiful, flavourful, crusty baguette.

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5 ingredients6 steps


    1. Step 1

      In a large bowl mix the yeast with the water and sugar. Sift the flour and salt together in a separate bowl, add half to the yeast mixture, stir and cover. Leave until the dough has doubled in size.

      Ingredients for this step

      • Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast Sachet (1 sachet (7g))
      • Warm water (lukewarm) (270ml)
      • Billington's Unrefined Golden Granulated Sugar  (1 tsp)
      • Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour (225g)
      • Salt (2 tsp)
    2. Step 2

      Add the remaining flour and mix to a light dough. Knead for 10 minutes by hand or for 5 minutes if using a food mixer fitted with a dough hook.

      Ingredients for this step

      • Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour (225g)
    3. Step 3

      Divide the dough into 3 pieces and shape into an oblong. Fold the 2 ends into the middle and seal, repeat this process 3 or 4 more times.

    4. Step 4

      Roll each piece of dough into a 33-34 cm (13-14”) long loaf.

    5. Step 5

      Place onto a greased baking tray and leave until double in size, then slash the tops. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 7).

    6. Step 6

      Bake for 20 minutes carefully spraying the inside of the oven with water during the first 5 minutes of baking.


      • 1Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast 
      • 270mlWarm water (lukewarm) 
      • 1 tspBillington's Unrefined Golden Granulated Sugar  
      • 450gAllinson's Strong White Bread Flour 
      • 2 tspSalt 


    • Water Spray
    • Mixing bowl
    • Mixer with dough hook attachment
    • Sharp knife
    • Baking sheet

    Nutritional information per 74g serving

    • Energy 181cal
    • Fat 0.6g
    • of which Saturates 0.2g
    • Carbohydrates 36g
    • of which Sugars 0.7g
    • Protein 6.6g
    • Salt 1.1g

    113 Baker Ratings

    It was nice and fluffy

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    Taste was fine.
    But I felt a bit heavy the baguette.
    I know what I did wrong so next time I will change Thet.
    Anyway thank you the recept.

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