homemade french baguette

Incredibly Easy French Baguette

Did you know you can make French Baguette at home and it is incred­i­bly easy?!!! Yes, it’s true! It will only take you about 5 min­utes of prepa­ra­tion and the result is just like the real thing!

I just made my first baguettes, and I can’t believe how great they turned out! I am so excit­ed to share this amaz­ing recipe with all of you!!!

homemade french baguette
My home­made French Baguettes

This incred­i­bly easy French Baguette recipe is known as “La Baguette Mag­ique de Rose”. You can find the recipe in French here. Rose is a fel­low blog­ger who invent­ed the recipe. She called it mag­ic because of how incred­i­bly easy it is to make!

And the ingre­di­ents are easy to find, even in the US!


0.4 oz (12g) Fresh Yeast
13 oz. (375g) All Pur­pose Flour
0.3 oz. (8g) Salt
10 fl.oz. (300ml.) Warm Water

In case you are won­der­ing what Fresh Yeast is, it looks like this:

fresh yeast
The Fresh Yeast I bought


I found it in the refrig­er­at­ed sec­tion of my gro­cery store, right next to the sliced cheeses. Fresh Yeast needs to be refrig­er­at­ed. You need to watch the expi­ra­tion date as it expires quick­ly. (Note: if you live in an area where Fresh Yeast is dif­fi­cult to find, you can buy it online on the New York Bak­ers website.)

The Flour you need for the baguettes is just reg­u­lar all pur­pose flour, the same flour you would use to make a cake. All the oth­er ingre­di­ents are straight-for­ward, you prob­a­bly already have them in your kitchen.


In terms of uten­sils, you don’t real­ly need much either: just a big sal­ad bowl, a wood­en spoon and a kitchen tow­el. The only thing you need that you prob­a­bly don’t have yet, is a baguette pan. You can find it on Ama­zon. It is rel­a­tive­ly inex­pen­sive, and well worth it! This is the one I bought:


Making the Baguettes

Step 1: Dilute the fresh yeast in the 10 fl.oz. (300ml.) of warm water. (The water should be warm, but not hot. I put mine in the microwave for 1 minute, and the tem­per­a­ture was just right.) This is what it should look like:

fresh yeast diluted in warm water
Fresh Yeast Dilut­ed in Warm Water


Step 2: Add the flour and the salt. Mix with a wood­en spoon.

After mix­ing


You are now done with the prep work!


Step 3: Cov­er the bowl with a kitchen towel:

covered with kitchen towel


Let it sit cov­ered for 1 hour and 30 min­utes. Dur­ing that time, the dough should rise (dou­ble in size), and look like this:

after 1 hour and 30 minutes
After 1 hour and 30 minutes


Step 4: Pour the dough direct­ly into the Baguette Pan (put parch­ment paper on the pan to pre­vent the baguettes from stick­ing). The dough makes mul­ti­ple baguettes. (I had enough dough for 3 baguettes.)

Step 5: Cut lit­tle dents in the dough with scis­sors or a knife.

dough in baguette pan
Dough in Baguette Pan with lit­tle dents


Step 6: Put water in your oven’s drip­ping pan. If your oven does not have a drip­ping pan, you can put a pot of water or a bak­ing pan full of water in the bot­tom of your oven. This is what I did, as my oven does not have a drip­ping pan:

pan with water at bottom of oven
Pan with water at bot­tom of oven


Step 7: Pre­heat oven to 460 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 8: Once the oven is at the right tem­per­a­ture, put the baguettes in the oven for 35 min­utes. And that is it! You now have won­der­ful home­made French Baguettes!

homemade french baguette
My home­made French Baguettes


Deli­cious! Enjoy them with but­ter or cheese or what­ev­er your heart desires!

Bon Appétit!

French Mom


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6 thoughts on “Incredibly Easy French Baguette

  1. Once this is a few days old, I bet you could make excel­lent pain per­du with it! Thanks for anoth­er great recipe!

    1. Thanks! Great idea! The only issue is these baguettes are so good they are gone quick­ly! They were all gone in 24 hours at our home!

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