Our Favorite Bread Recipe: Baguettes

This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe for baguettes, but I don't usually shape my loaves as skinny as a traditional baguette. This recipe creates 2 loaves. You'll definitely want to eat one straight out of the oven because that's when this tastes best! 


1.5 T yeast

2 T honey

1/2 cup warm water

3.5-4 cups flour

2 t salt

1 cup warm water



  1. Mix together yeast, honey, and 1/2 cup warm water. Let it sit 5 minutes or until it appears foamy.
  2. Using a dough hook on your mixer, gradually add flour, salt, and remaining 1 cup of warm water. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Cover with a towel and let rise for 2 hours.
  4. Divide dough into 2. Shape each section into a loaf shape.
  5. Optional: score the bread. 
  6. Brush the top with melted butter.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes at 450.