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French Baguette Bread {Homemade Crusty Bread Fresh From The Oven}

Homemade French Baguette Bread is easy to make at home. There is nothing like fresh homemade bread right out your oven. This French bread is one you will want to make over and over again because it is so easy to make.


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Arts and Crafts


got inspired. I saw some photography backgrounds that I adored. They were beautiful, that was until I saw the price.


They had the French Mediterranean look I adore. They were also made of wood and had this great texture. Yet, they are $250 and that does not include the shipping.


I cant spend that much on a piece of wood. I couldn’t. So I went to the craft store got:


  • wood for $3
  • spackling $4
  • paint $0.50 each bottle


Set out and made my own backgrounds for under $10. You can see my work in these French Baguette Bread photos! I made one board blue, and in the background on this photo of this homemade bread, you will see it is grey:


French-Baguette-Bread on blue background
French Baguette Bread smells so wonderful fresh from the oven.

French Bread Makeover

I decided to use this French bread recipe to debut my arts and craft skills because it too is a makeover post. It is actually one the first posts I put up back in 2013.


Cooking Tip:


hen making a whole roast chicken, salt it, then chill it,uncovered, in the fridge for the day. This helps season the bird and dries out the skin so it crisps perfectly when cooked. Remove it from the fridge an hour before you plan to put it in the oven, and add herbs and aromatics like garlic or shallots – Source: Epicurious


This baguette was baked to perfection when I was taking the photos with my iPhone 4s. Yeah, that is how old the recipe post is. Back then, you got to remember, I was in a cast and still very green to food blogging photography.


French Baguette Bread old photo
French Baguette Bread from 2013, taken with iPhone 4S and I thought the photo was the bomb back then.

Old Baguette Photos

Seduction in the Kitchen was also on The Blogger platform in 2013. Like I said I was in a cast and on FMLA from work, so my funds was on a budget. So Blogger was the best choice for me back then.


Yet, those early posts, like this¬†French Baguette Bread, got jacked up. How? The photos became very tiny over here on WordPress from the Blogger posts. So that size is what was on this Baguette recipe till now. So it needed a makeover, don’t you agree?


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French Baguette Bread Recipe

As I mentioned, back when I was in a cast for 3 months, I was bound to the apartment I lived in. I could not drive and needed to be non-weight bearing. So easy recipes were something I had to do.


This homemade French Baguette Bread is that, easy recipe. I know making homemade bread can be daunting. It takes awhile to make because of the rising of the bread dough and kneading that it needs.


What is interesting with this French bread is how it became¬†known as a baguette.¬†The word “baguette” was not used to refer to a type of bread until 1920. So this bread that we all love using to make crostinis and of course bruschetta is a new bread. At least in its name that is.


French Baguette Bread close up on blue board
French Baguette Bread is very easy to make.

French Bread Secret

A little tidbit of info I thought was neat. No, but this bread is easy to make. The secret to a nice crusty homemade bread is a warm water bath.


When you bake the bread, place a shallow pan of water on the second shelf of the oven. It puts a little moisture into the oven and the bread gets this nice soft inside, but that great crusty outer layer. Trust me doing that will give you great results with this French Baguette Bread.


French Baguette Bread log view o bread on blue background
French Baguette Bread has a nice crusty outside and a soft and chewy inside

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French Baguette Bread

  • Author: Deanna
  • Prep Time: 2:00
  • Cook Time: 0:25
  • Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 loaves
  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: French


A healthy, home baked French Baguette bread from Seduction in the Kitchen


  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour


  1. The first thing is put all the ingredients into the bread maker and set on the dough cycle.
  2. After the dough is done in the bread maker, take it out and with some oil on your hands divide the dough and shape it into 2 logs.
  3. Then take a knife and cut 4-5 slits on the top. After you do that sprinkle a little water. Not much just literally put your hand in water and ‚Äúfling‚ÄĚ it onto the bread. Then a small sprinkle of flour on the top the bread as well and let the bread rise on an oiled sheet for about 30 minutes.
  4. After it has raised for 30 minutes, it time to bake the bread. Take a small pan and fill it with at least 2 inches of water. Put in the oven and let the oven heat up at 400 degrees. I usually do this part as the bread is raising, that way when its time to bake it be in a nice hot moist oven. Bake it for about 25-30 minutes. Till nice and golden on top. Sometimes I will brush a little olive oil on the top of it before I bake, That is ok as well.
  5. Finally, when done, let it cool and enjoy some fresh bread right from your oven!


  • Calories: 948kcal
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 1024mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 200g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Bread, French

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  • Marika
    June 13, 2013

    Oh this looks and sounds so yummie!

  • Kevin
    September 28, 2017

    Absolutely delicious! I mixed the dough in my kitchenaid mixer. Topped the baguette with fresh bruschetta!

  • Jennifer
    February 18, 2018

    I rarely make bread but this looks delicious!!

  • I can just imagine the smell. I used to make bread all the time but stopped when life happened. I’ll have to pin your recipe for later.

    • Deanna
      February 18, 2018

      I love that smell of fresh baking bread. It so comforting and yummy smelling to me! Thank you!

  • Homemade bread is so delicious, even better when its French baguette bread. I love making my own, this looks so tasty!

    • Deanna
      February 18, 2018

      Homemade really is the best! Thank you so much!

  • prasanna hede
    February 18, 2018

    I always buy this,never attempted at home.Now for sure on my list

    • Deanna
      February 18, 2018

      Once you make it you get addicted. It so much better than store bought!

  • Jacqueline Meldrum
    February 18, 2018

    You can’t beat a warm, crusty baguettte. Especially if you are eating it as you wander the streets of Paris.

    • Deanna
      February 18, 2018

      You are right on that! Thank you!

  • Julie
    February 21, 2018

    Ingenious on the board Deanna and as a bread lover I’d love a slice of that bread too!

    • Deanna
      February 21, 2018

      Thank you so much, I am going to do a few more colors ūüôā

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