Today I am tempting the famous French Baguette!
Is there anything better than freshly baked homemade bread, straight from the oven to your plate? Probably not and simple things like homemade bread is one of my favorite things to make and eat.
I normally eat homemade brown bread and white bread is considered a restaurant treat, you know in the little bread baskets with the tiny dishes of butter?
My favorite “treat” bread of all has to be an artisan French baguette with its crisp crust and slightly chewy and airy interior. After eating baguettes in Paris, Brittany and in the Alps, I desperately needed a taste of authentic French bread and instead of driving for an hour to get a French-style baguette, I gave myself the challenge to make one at home, using a traditional method as well.
I love making my own bread, it is fun to do and the taste compared to shop-bought bread is unbeatable! Anyone can make bread, depending on which bread you make, you can have a loaf ready start to finish in under an hour. Homemade bread has much fewer ingredients than store-bought ones, some brands even contain up to 22 ingredients, gasp!
This bread is a little time consuming but it is so worth the effort, the gorgeous crisp golden crust contrasting with the fluffy interior is so worth every knead and prove.
Also, this baguette is naturally vegan so anyone can enjoy it.
This baguette only contains 5 ingredients which you probably have in your cupboards right now – flour, salt, sugar, yeast, and water (hopefully not in your cupboards!). Set aside a lazy morning or a rainy day to make this bread, turn up the music and turn off your phone, and just knead and mix away!
I love to eat the baguette, straight out of the oven either plain or with strawberry jam or French Nutella ( I love this stuff) or even with French butter ( I never eat”naked” butter!)
I hope you enjoy, bon appetit!
If you make my French Baguette Recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
For the starter dough (poolish) 100ml warm water, about body temperature (37ºc) For the baguette 115g strong bread flour Baguettes are best eaten warm or cold as soon as they are baked or at least on the same day as baking.
How do you make Authentic French Baguette
1 tsp. dried active bakers yeast
1 tsp. sugar
120g strong white bread flour
1 large pinch of salt
1 tsp. yeast
75ml warm water, see above
Try out our authentic French Baguette recipe and post your results below in the comments…
For the starter dough (poolish)
100ml warm water, about body temperature (37ºc)
For the baguette
115g strong bread flour
Baguettes are best eaten warm or cold as soon as they are baked or at least on the same day as baking.