Baguette-Style "French Sticks"

Baguette-Style "French Sticks"

These are delicious when freshly baked and just cooled down a bit. The crispy crust is sooo good. It's like a baguette you don't have to knead as much.

Ingredients: 6 sticks

Bread (strong) flour
75 g
Cake flour
75 g
3/4 teaspoon
2 pinches and a bit
105 ml
Dried yeast
1 scant teaspoon
Lemon juice
1-2 drops


1. Knead the dough very well to incorporate lots of air.
2. Leave the dough to rise to 1.5 to 2 times in bulk. Punch down lightly so that you don't eliminate all the accumulated gases inside, and divide into portions. Roll each portion into a ball and leave to rest for 10 minutes or so.
3. Form each ball into a long and thin French bread shape.
4. Line up the rolls so that they don't touch on oven sheets lined with kitchen parchment paper. Leave to rise again to 1.5 to 2 times their original size.
5. When they have risen, score each roll on top once down the middle.
6. After slashing the tops, put the butter in a plastic bag, and squeeze out a thin line on each roll (or use margarine). Mist generously with water, and bake for 15 minutes in a 250°C oven.
7. I recommend eating them fresh out of the oven.
9. Here's another batch of them.
10. Baked for 15 minutes at 220°C on the bottom rack of the oven.
11. Here's one I made another day.
12. Spread lots of marmalade on top.
13. Try them dipped in soup.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a smaller version of baguettes so I could enjoy their texture in a smaller size.