Classic Baguettes from the Bread Machine

Enjoy the classic French bread at home. With a bread machine and a baguette pan, you can do it yourself.
Course Bread
Cuisine American, French
Keyword baguette, french bread
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 baguettes
Calories 954 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast


  1. Place ingredients in bread pan in the order directed by your machine’s manufacturer. Set bread machine for dough cycle.
  2. Butter a baguette pan. These are perforated bread pans that are specially shaped to give the baguette its characteristic shape.
  3. Don’t let the dough rise too long or it will stick to the top of your machine. Remove dough to a floured surface. Preheat oven to 425F. Divide dough into two equal pieces and shape each piece into a long, snake-like loaf.
  4. Place each snake on half of the baguette pan. Cover with a clean towel and allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about one hour.
  5. With a sharp knife, cut three slashes diagonally across the top of the loaves.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

This is best enjoyed the day it is baked. Bon appetit!

Nutrition Facts
Classic Baguettes from the Bread Machine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 954 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1765mg77%
Potassium 396mg11%
Carbohydrates 196g65%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 12mg67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.