French Bread (Baguette)

Light, fluffy bread with a crispy crust

6 - 8 Servings

Preparation: 3 hours Cooking: 30 minutes Total Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes

  • Yeast 1 tsp
  • Bread Flour 240 g
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Butter 5 g
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Egg 1
  • Water 140 ml
  • Glaze
  • Egg 1
Put the yeast into the yeast dispenser and add the rest of the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed. Select the BREAD DOUGH MENU No. 9.
Remove the dough from the bread pan, place into a greased bowl and let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
Knead the dough on a lightly-floured surface until elastic and springs back when touched. Divide into 2 pieces, shape each piece into a flat rectangle, roll up tightly, seal well and taper ends.
Place the loaves on a greased baking tray. Using a sharp knife, make 3 or 4 diagonal cuts about 1/2 cm deep across the top of the loaves. Cover them and leave to rise in a warm place at 30 to 35 degrees celsius for 40 to 50 minutes until almost doubled in size.
Glaze with beaten egg white. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees celsius for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.


You may shape the French bread into small pieces and freeze, before you leave it to rise.

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