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Swiss Baguette Recipe

Indulge in the essence of Swiss craftsmanship with my meticulously crafted Swiss Baguette recipe. Immerse yourself in the world of artisanal baking, where premium ingredients converge to create a masterpiece. This guide, unveils the secrets to achieving the perfect balance of flavour and texture. Join me in celebrating the artistry of Swiss cuisine, one heavenly baguette at a time.

Total Time
3 hours
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Ingredients for 2 Servings

  • 500g Bread Flour (11.5 – 12% protein)
    8g Instant Dry Yeast
    12g – 15g Salt
    5g White Sugar
    380ml Water (room temperature)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    20 min

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    1. Mixing the Dough:
      In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread flour, instant dry yeast, salt, and white sugar. Make a well in the center and gradually add the room-temperature water. Mix until a shaggy dough forms.
    2. Kneading:
      Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 10-15 minutes or until it becomes smooth and elastic. The dough should be slightly tacky but not overly sticky.
    3. First Rise:
      Place the kneaded dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1.5 to 2 hours or until it doubles in size.
    4. Shaping the Baguettes:
      After the first rise, gently deflate the dough and divide it into two equal portions. Shape each portion into a baguette by flattening the dough and rolling it tightly, sealing the seams.
    5. Second Rise:
      Place the shaped baguettes on a floured surface, cover them with a cloth, and let them rise for another 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until they puff up.
    6. Preheat the Oven:
      Preheat your oven to 220°C (425°F).
    7. Scoring the Baguettes:
      Just before baking, use a sharp knife or razor blade to make shallow diagonal slashes (about 3-4 slashes) on the top of each baguette. This helps the bread expand while baking.
    8. Baking:
      Place the baguettes on a baking sheet or a baguette pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown, and the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
    9. Cooling:
      Allow the baguettes to cool on a wire rack for at least 15-20 minutes before slicing.
    Pro Tips
    • Use bread flour with a protein content of 11.5-12% for optimal texture.
    • Allow the dough to rise until doubled for a light and airy crumb.
    • A hot oven ensures a crispy crust, preheat adequately before baking.
    • Create an artisanal look by scoring the baguettes with confident, swift strokes.
    • Serve warm for the ultimate indulgence, accompanied by Swiss cheeses or your favourite spreads.


Calories per Serving:
Caloric content may vary based on serving size; a typical serving is approximately 150 calories.

Elevate your baking skills with my Swiss Baguette recipe, a delightful blend of simplicity and sophistication that brings the flavours of Switzerland to your table. Each bite is a celebration of artisanal craftsmanship and culinary finesse.

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