Organic French Baguettes


Appetizers Breads Eggless High Altitude No Seed Oils Thanksgiving Vegan | Published October 3, 2022 by Mimi Council

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This recipe for Organic French Baguettes uses yeast, so you can make fresh homemade bread anytime you want, even if you don't have starter! Try this easy homemade bread recipe.

If you're looking for more homemade bread, try my Honey Butter Dinner Rolls, Lemon Rosemary Sourdough, or my Garlic Rosemary Skillet Dinner Rolls.

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This from scratch French baguette recipe is easy to make anytime you want as it uses yeast and not sourdough starter. So, if you didn't feed your starter, or it's shoved into the back of your refrigerator, but you still want homemade bread, then this is an amazing recipe!

This homemade organic bread is light, airy, crusty, and it goes well with any dinner. It's also an amazing snack with some butter, cheese, and fruit. And, you can use leftovers for garlic bread or French toast!

organic french baguettes

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Organic: This from scratch French baguette recipe has only 3 ingredients and they are all organic. I also use only all purpose flour, making this an easy recipe to make anytime.

Easy: This simple from scratch French Baguette recipe is really very easy to make. The dough comes together quickly and you can have fresh bread within a day.

Make Ahead: This is a great make ahead recipe as you can make the dough at night, then it can rest all night long and it will be ready to roll out the following day.

Versatile: Use this recipe for Organic French Baguettes for literally anything. You can enjoy this as an appetizer with butter and fresh fruit. It makes a delicious bread for sandwiches or subs. Make French toast, garlic bread, or just dip it soup.

organic french baguettes

Ingredients

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Red Star Organic Instant Yeast

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Mixing Bowl

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

To make the dough: In a large bowl, add the yeast and warm water and stir to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes or until bubbly.

Add the flour, sea salt, and cold water and mix the dough with your hands just until it’s mixed. It should feel wet and look shaggy. Cover with plastic wrap, and let it sit for 12 hours. (I usually make this dough at night, then plan to roll it out the following morning).

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3

To roll out the dough: Lightly flour around the sides of the bowl and pull the dough out onto a floured surface. Divide the dough into three equal portions.

Create a ball with a smooth top by pulling the dough under itself. Turn it seam side up, then fold two of the sides into the middle and pinch the seam shut, it will be a rectangle shape at this sage.

Flip it so it is seam side down. And gently, with the palms of your hands, roll the dough out until it is about 14-inches in length. Transfer it to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the other two pieces of dough.

Step 4

Cover the baking sheet with a kitchen towel, and let it sit for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 550°F.

Step 5

Score each baguette by taking a razor blade and cutting slits on a diagonal, you should have about 5 to 6 scores on each baguette. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

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FAQ's

Can you make baguettes without a baguette pan?

Yes, you can definitely make baguettes without a baguette pan. My simple from scratch French Baguette recipe only requires that you have a baking sheet and parchment paper. You can roll the dough out with your hands, and transfer it to the baking sheet.

How do you get the perfect crust on a baguette?

Getting the perfect crust on a baguette has to do with oven temperature and steam. Professional bakeries (most of them) have bread ovens which can get up to 1000°F or higher! That’s double the heat that a home oven even has the capability to do! So, when you are baking baguettes at home, you need to use the hottest setting your oven has. For most, that is 550°F. Second, you can create steam in your oven by doing two things. You can place a bowl with water on the bottom rack of the oven while your oven preheats. This will help create steam within the oven. And, then you can also get a spray bottle and fill it with water. When your baguettes hit the oven, spray them and the oven with the spray bottle before closing it. This helps create the perfect crust.

How long with a French baguette stay fresh?

French baguettes are best the day they are made. But, they will keep for 2 to 3 days after that. The crust will soften most likely, as you’ll have to store them in an airtight container to avoid them drying out. But, they are still great if you toast them up!

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Organic French Baguettes

Mimi Council
This simple from scratch French Baguette recipe uses only a few organic ingredients, and it's easy to make at home!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 27 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine French
Makes 3 baguettes
Calories 640 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • To make the dough: In a large bowl, add the yeast and warm water and stir to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Add the flour, sea salt, and cold water and mix the dough with your hands just until it’s mixed. It should feel wet and look shaggy. Cover with plastic wrap, and let it sit for 12 hours. (I usually make this dough at night, then plan to roll it out the following morning).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To roll out the dough: Lightly flour around the sides of the bowl and pull the dough out onto a floured surface. Divide the dough into three equal portions.
  • Create a ball with a smooth top by pulling the dough under itself. Turn it seam side up, then fold two of the sides into the middle and pinch the seam shut, it will be a rectangle shape at this sage.
  • Flip it so it is seam side down. And gently, with the palms of your hands, roll the dough out until it is about 14-inches in length. Transfer it to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the other two pieces of dough.
  • Cover the baking sheet with a kitchen towel, and let it sit for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 550°F.
  • Score each baguette by taking a razor blade and cutting slits on a diagonal, you should have about 5 to 6 scores on each baguette.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

Tip — For an extra crispy crust, you can add a bowl of water on the bottom rack of your oven while preheating. You can also fill a spray bottle with water and spray the baguettes and oven right when they go in. This will help create more steam, which will make a crispy crust.
High Altitude — Bake at 550°F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 640kcalCarbohydrates: 132gProtein: 20gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 1562mgPotassium: 246mgFiber: 6gSugar: 0.5gVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 8mg
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