French Baguettes (Bread Machine)

Contributed By: Parker


2 ½ cups bread flour
1 cup water
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 ½ teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 teaspoon salt
cooking spray
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water


Step 1 Place flour, 1 cup water, sugar, yeast, and salt into a bread machine pan in the order recommended by manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start.
Step 2 While the cycle is running, grease a bowl and cookie sheet with cooking spray; set them aside.
Step 3 When the cycle is complete, place dough in the greased bowl, turning to coat all sides. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes. Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.
Step 4 Punch down dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16-x12-inch rectangle. Cut dough in half, creating two 8-x12-inch rectangles. Roll up each half of dough tightly, beginning at a long side, pounding out any air bubbles as you go. Roll gently back and forth to taper ends. Place 3 inches apart on the greased cookie sheet.
Step 5 Make deep diagonal slashes across loaves every 2 inches or one lengthwise slash on each loaf. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 30 to 40 minutes.
Step 6 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 7 Mix egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl; brush over tops of loaves.
Step 8 Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Helpful Hints:

This bread machine French bread recipe makes warm baguettes great eaten fresh from the oven. Use them to make sub sandwiches, etc.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Additional Time: 1 hrs
Total Time: 1 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 12
Yield: 2 baguettes
Nutrition Facts (per serving) 113 Calories
1g Fat
22g Carbs
4g Protein

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