30 Minute Crusty French Baguettes Made Fresh At Home!

30 Minute Crusty French Baguettes Made Fresh At Home!

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30 minute crusty french baguette

How many times have you seen something on Pinterest and thought you just had to make it… and then you didn’t. Happens to me too! Boy am I happy I actually made this one though! You are going to love this! Fresh, crusty on the outside, soft on the inside french bread… need I say more? This is as good as it sounds. Really. Go make it. Hurry! The original inspiration came from here.

30 Minute Crusty French Baguettes

2 cups warm water
1 packet yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
4-5 cups flour {I used better for bread flour in one batch and it was my favorite}

So easy to make.

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix very warm water and sugar and yeast. Stir till the sugar is dissolved. Let sit till you see signs of life, aka. bubbles.
  3. Add flour and salt to the liquid mixture. I used close to 5 cups of flour. You want to add enough that the stickiness is gone.
  4. Knead the dough till it’s elastic-y.
  5. Split into 4 parts. Roll into 4 long ropes and twist 2 of the ropes together to form 2 separate loaves.
  6. Transfer to a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Add to oven and bake till the tops are golden brown.
  7. The “secret” to this recipe is adding 4 cups of ice to a cake pan and placing it on the rack under the bread. This is supposed to help make the crust crunchy and the dough soft. Do not add the ice directly to the oven as it has broken many ovens.