The Perfect (and Easy) Sourdough Baguette

If you only knew how many times I’ve made this recipe already! It’s simply the definiton of high reward low effort baking. These baguettes are just as perfect to make for your the weekend breakfast, mid week dinner, to bring with you on outdoor adventures as to impress your dinner guests or a loved one for dinner or as a present. These stay good up to a week, but are absolutely at their best a pair of hours after baking.


  • 350g / 12,3 oz water
  • 2g /0,07 oz (yes, only 2g) fresh yeast
  • 50g /1,75 sourdough starter (fed a 23 hours before baking)
  • 450g /15,8 oz flour*
  • 1,5 tsp (10g) salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the water, yeast, and sourdough starter.
  2. Add the flour and salt, mix until uniform. The dough should and will be very sticky and quite wet. Cover the mixing bowl and let proof in room temperature 6-10 hours perhaps over night, depending on your room temperature.
  3. Transfer the dough to a well (more than you think) floured surface. Fold the dough into a package/rectangle by stretching one side of the dough and folding it onto the dough. Repeat for all four sides. Let rest for 40-60 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 250°C/480°F and line a pan with parchment paper.
  5. Using a knife (I use a “dough scraper”, my best purchase ever), cut the rectangle into two to three strips. Carefully, take on of the dough strips and twist it and stretch it slightly before placing it on the prepared pan. Repeat with the remaining dough strips. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until it has gotten A LOT of colour. Don’t be afraid of getting a lot of colour on your baguettes. It’s what gives the bread taste. Take out, let cool for about 15-20 minutes (important!!), slice up, and enjoy!


*I used Manitoba Cream a higher protein flour, but you can switch out at least 15% of the flour to a wholegrain alternative. Haven’t tried with a higher percantage whole grain, but wouldn’t surprise if it worked with more as well.

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