Quarantine Cooking Day 2 Baguettes

by Antoine Cantarel on April 18, 2020

Welcome to our day 2 of Quarantine Cooking.

One of my favorite bread recipe to make in the oven is the baguette.


- 900 gr of bread flour

- 100 gr of whole wheat or spelt flour

- 650 gr of water

- 20 gr of salt

- 10 gr of instant dry yeast



  1. The day before mix the water and yeast with a whisk. Add the flours and salt and mix on the low speed for 3 minutes.
  2. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Repeat the 3 minutes mix and 10 minutes rest twice. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let it rest in the fridge over night.
  4. The day of, take the dough out of the fridge and let the dough warm up to room temperature.
  5. Preheat the oven to 550 F. Place a metal pan in the oven for the steam.
  6. Cut the dough to 250 gr dough balls and shape into baguettes.
  7. Place the baguettes to proof in the baker's couche for 1 to 2 hours. The baguettes are ready when you gently push with your finger and barely bounce back.
  8. Boil about 1/4 of cup of hot water and have ready by the oven
  9. Transfer the baguettes to a long peel and score the baguettes, 3 to 4 cuts running almost parallel to the baguettes
  10. Load the baguettes into the oven and put about 1/4 of a cup of hot water into the metal pan. Close the insulated door, damper and cast iron door of the oven.
  11. Bake for 12 to 18 minutes depending on temperature of the oven and desired color of the baguette.

 Bon appétit!

Antoine Cantarel


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