The French Express baguette !

Today I share with you the recipe which has been on every French blog ! It is called « la baguette de Rose » the particularity of this baguette is its high water content ( 44% wet) but mainly it does not require any effort and no particular tool except a bowl and a wooden spoon.

Thanks to my French friend  Cecile who encourages me to try this recipe!

Put your stop clock on and you should stop it after 5 minutes !

Of course, there is a rising stage but the yeast will be working not you 🙂


Ingredients :

– 275 g strong flour

– 100g spelt flour (or whole flour or normal plain or strong one up to you)

– 8 g salt

– 12 g Fresh yeast (or 5 g dry yeast)

– 300 g warm water (not hot you would kill the yeast)

Instructions :

1- Warm the water in the microwaves for 30 s then add the yeast, stir to dissolve.

2- Pour onto the flour and salt and mix until everything is well combined.

3- Let it rest for 1 hour 30 minutes.

4- Use a scraper to divide the dough into 2, shape 2 baguettes and transfer in the baguette tray (found mine at Lakeland here). The dough is very liquid and it is absolutely normal.

5- Preheat your oven at 240 degrees with a rectangular tray at the bottom.

6- Put your baguettes in the oven, throw ½ glass of water in the bottom tray to create the steam that will help to create a crispy crust.

7- Bake it for 25 minutes.

Bon Appétit!


  1. 25th March 2020 / 3:30 am

    Hello from Arizona in the United States!

    I love your blog, your images are beautiful and you are an excellent pastry chef instructor!

    Kind Regards,
    Darlena Trapp

    • Severine Rutherford
      25th March 2020 / 8:06 am

      Dear Darlena,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it encourages me to continue ! My apology for my English that is sometimes approximate
      All the best Sev xx

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