Four-Hour Baguette

Baguette

Four-Hour Baguette

This recipe reduces the length to fit in home ovens and calls for adding ice cubes to a hot cast-iron skillet to create steam.Todd Coleman

Traditional baguettes are 24 to 30 inches long and are baked in ovens that produce steam, which delays crust formation so the loaves can fully rise. This recipe reduces the length to fit in home ovens and calls for adding ice cubes to a hot cast-iron skillet to create steam. This recipe first appeared in our May 2012 issue along with William Alexander's story American Bread.

What You Will Need

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Step by step guide to making baguette.Saveur