Rustic French Baguettes


Rustic French Baguettes are long, thin loaves of bread that originate from France. They have a crusty exterior and a soft and chewy interior. The term “rustic” refers to the traditional, country-style nature of the bread, which is made with simple ingredients such as flour, water, yeast, and salt. The baguettes are typically served as a side to a meal or used as the base of a sandwich or bruschetta.

Rustic French Baguettes

Recipe by Recipe CookCourse: Dinner, Lunch, BreakfastCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Beginner


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  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (105ºF degrees)

  • 2 tsp. (or 1/4 oz. package) active dry yeast

  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. sugar

  • 4 cups bread flour

  • extra flour


  • Combine water, yeast, oil, sugar and salt in a bread machine pan. Add flour. Set bread machine on the dough setting. Complete bread dough cycle.
  • Remove dough onto floured flat surface. Divide dough into two long loaves. Gently roll each loave in flour to coat surface.
  • Place loaves on cooking oil sprayed large cookie sheet. With a knife, lightly cut surface of each loaf top 2-3 inches on a diagonal two or three times. Allow to rise for about ten minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated 400ºF oven for 20-30 minutes or until loaves are golden brown.