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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

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got inspired. I saw some photography backgrounds that I absolutely adored. They were simply 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. However, they are $250 and that does not include the shipping.

I cant spend that much on a piece of wood. I just 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 long shot

French Baguette Bread, the aroma of fresh bread baking is the best kitchen smell comes 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.

This baguette was originally 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.

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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 were limited. So Blogger was the best choice for me back then.

However, all those early posts, like this French Baguette Bread, the photos when they were migrated became very tiny over here on WordPress. 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 just that, easy recipe. I know making homemade bread can be daunting. Truthfully, it just takes awhile to make because of the rising of the bread dough and kneading that needs to be done.

French Baguette Bread close up

French Baguette Bread is a very easy recipe to make.

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 basically a new bread. At least in its name that is.

French Bread Secret

Just a little tidbit of info I thought was neat. No, but seriously, 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. What it does it put 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.

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French Baguette Bread is soft on the inside and crusty on the outside.

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French Baguette Bread

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Yields 2

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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 “fling” 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!

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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!

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