easy french baguette on grey tea towel
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Easy French Baguette

Surely the easiest (and the best) Easy French Baguettes recipe you can find. With only 6 basic ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, this recipe is my forever go-to vegan bread. To make these 2 baguettes, you don’t even need a bread machine. Make everything by hand and with love! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time1 hr 45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: easy french baguettes, quick baguette recipe, vegan bread
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 224kcal
Author: TheDorkyFrench

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Watch the one minute recipe video (scroll up a bit) to see all instruction steps.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the flour, yeast, sugar salt, and oil.
  • Mix with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Add warm water to the mixture.
  • Mix with the back of the wooden spoon, then knead with your hands until dough is uniform and comes together.
  • Shape the dough into a ball and cover it with a clean tea towel for at least 1 hour, until dough has doubled in size.
  • Remove tea towel and roughly knead the dough again.
  • Separate the dough into 2 equal pieces.
  • Shape each piece into a long loaf by rolling each of them into a sausage of the length of your oven tray. Start by gently rolling with your hands in the middle, focusing on backward and forward movements.
  • Add baking paper on a baking tray, and gently put the baguettes on top.
  • Preheat the oven to 180.C (356.F).
  • Cover the baguettes with a tea towel for at least 45 minutes to allow the baguettes to raise.
  • Remove tea towel and use a very sharp knife to slash each baguette 4 or 5 times along the length on the diagonal. Avoid pressing on the baguette.
  • Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, until the edges of the baguettes are slightly brown.
  • Serve preferably warm, and enjoy!!

Video

Notes

*or white sugar
**or any vegetable oil (my favourite for this recipe is avocado oil)
***I use olive spread