Straight Baguette

This recipe for classic French baguettes requires just six simple ingredients.

Straight Baguette

Prep Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
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Artisan Bread Flour50-10020-
Saf-Instant Red-81-200
Saf-Pro Ibis Green-40.5-100
Saf-Pro Relax RS 190-2.40.3-60

Lesaffre Products Used


To prepare bread dough, combine dry ingredients and mix for 1 minute on your mixer’s first speed, add water and mix for an additional 6 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until fully developed. Let dough rest for 60 minutes with a single fold after 30 minutes.


Next, divide dough into 12.3 oz (350 g) portions and let rest covered for 15 minutes. Then, shape into baguettes and transfer to a couche. Proof covered at room temperature for about 70 minutes.


To bake, place into a 410°F (210°C) oven with 4 second steam for about 20 minutes. Open vent with 10 minutes left. When golden, remove from oven and let cool.



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Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094 or sending an email to