How to Make French Baguettes

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In this video, Chef John will show you how to make homemade French baguettes. It's not only possible to make delicious bakery-quality baguettes from scratch, it's also fairly easy. The key to working with the sticky baguette dough is well-floured hands. The other trick is to introduce a little humidity into the high-heat oven as the baguettes bake. The bread emerges from the oven so gorgeous with a tender, light, and chewy inside and delightfully crunchy, thin crust. Très magnifique! Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s French Baguettes. Enjoy them with a healthy, if that's the word, smear of real butter. See more Chef John videos >>

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Bradley Lallier

Bradley Lallier

what if you use bread flour any difference in cooking times? too chewy?

Liz Florida

Liz Florida

Is instant dry yeast the same?

Goodfood

Goodfood

Salt just slows down the yeast action but doesn't kill it. Great recipe but the ratio of flour/water are significantly different from the other french bread recipe on here. One of them must be incorrect.

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