Video: How to Make French Baguettes -

Video: How to Make French Baguettes

You really can make authentic French baguettes from scratch. See how it's done!

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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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Mar. 18, 2015 1:25 pm
what if you use bread flour any difference in cooking times? too chewy?
Jan. 31, 2015 2:27 pm
Is instant dry yeast the same?
Oct. 22, 2014 5:43 pm
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.
Sep. 25, 2014 4:15 pm
Is it okay to put salt directly into the yeast water??? I thought that kills the yeast?
Jun. 10, 2014 7:23 pm
Good tips, good video.
Jun. 10, 2014 7:22 pm
Nice and easy,thanks.
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