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This bread machine French bread recipe makes warm baguettes great eaten fresh from the oven. Use them to make sub sandwiches, etc.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
1 hr
1 hr 35 mins
2 baguettes


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place flour, 1 cup water, sugar, yeast, and salt into a bread machine pan in the order recommended by manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start.

  • While the cycle is running, grease a bowl and cookie sheet with cooking spray; set them aside.

  • When the cycle is complete, place dough in the greased bowl, turning to coat all sides. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes. Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.

  • Punch down dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16-x12-inch rectangle. Cut dough in half, creating two 8-x12-inch rectangles. Roll up each half of dough tightly, beginning at a long side, pounding out any air bubbles as you go. Roll gently back and forth to taper ends. Place 3 inches apart on the greased cookie sheet.

  • Make deep diagonal slashes across loaves every 2 inches or one lengthwise slash on each loaf. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Mix egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl; brush over tops of loaves.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Editor's Note:

For tips, see our article on Forming and Baking Baguettes.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 22g; fat 0.9g; cholesterol 17.1mg; sodium 195.9mg. Full Nutrition