French Baguette Bread {Homemade Crusty Bread}

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Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

French Baguette Bread is a crusty french bread recipe. There is nothing like a fresh homemade baguette right out your oven. This recipe for French baguette is one you will want to make over and over again because it is so easy to make. Loaves: 2



French Baguette Bread


Crusty Bread

I love eating soup with some good crusty bread. When you have a crusty bread recipe you just want to make that bread recipe every time. For me, that is my homemade baguette.


French Baguette Bread Seduction In The Kitchen 1



Crusty French Bread Recipe

Every Sunday, I make my crusty french bread recipe. In my family, we always have a big meal with a baguette bread. French baguette bread is great not only for soup but for your meal in general. Why do you think Panera gives you a chunk of their recipe for baguette?



Homemade Crusty Bread


French Baguette Recipe

I decided to update this French baguette recipe. This homemade baguette is actually one of the first posts I put up back in 2013. This crusty bread needed an update!


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



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 Bread Photo

Sometimes it is nice to see how far you come. This old baguette bread photo is just that. When I started blogging in 2013, did I know how to take a photo? No, now when I look at these new french baguette recipe photos, I am amzed at how far I have evolved as a photographer.


French Baguette Bread long pin



Recipe For French Baguette

This recipe for french baguette is a 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.


This homemade baguette a great bread recipe for beginners. If you are wanting to make a crusty bread recipe for the first time, you best to start with a recipe for baguette.



Baguette Bread History

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 french food recipe that we all love using to make crostinis and of course bruschetta is a new bread. At least the name, baguette bread that is.


French Baguette Bread close up on blue board



French Bread Secret

The French bread secret to a nice crusty bread recipe is a warm water bath. When you bake the baguette bread, place a shallow pan of water on the second shelf of the oven.


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It puts a little moisture into the oven< Which will give the bread a 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

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Yield: 2 loaves

French Baguette Bread Recipe

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

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 “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!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 948Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1024mgCarbohydrates: 200gFiber: 7gSugar: 9gProtein: 27g

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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!!

  • Maggie @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    February 18, 2018

    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!

  • Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    February 18, 2018

    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 🙂