Baguette recipe from everyday parchment paper recipes

Recipe: French-style Baguette with Kalamata Olives

Baguette recipe from everyday parchment paper recipes


1 teaspoon active instant yeast 1 cup lukewarm water  

1 teaspoon granulated sugar 

4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for  dusting 

1 teaspoon sea salt 

½ cup Kalamata olives,  

chopped and pitted  

2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped 



Line a large rimmed baking tray with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix yeast with warm water and sugar. Add 6 tablespoons of flour, mix and set aside in a warm and well-ventilated place for 20 minutes.

In a separate bowl, sift the remaining flour, add the risen yeast mixture, mix and cover. Set aside for at least 40 minutes,  until the dough has doubled in size. 

Knead for 5 minutes with a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add sea salt, chopped Kalamata olives, and fresh thyme, mix until well-incorporated. 

Divide the dough into 3 parts and form into an oblong shape. Fold both ends of each piece into the center and seal, repeat this process 4 more times. 

Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Roll each piece of dough into a 10-inches long loaf. Place onto a paper-lined baking tray and set aside for 40 minutes. Slash the tops with a sharp knife or a razor blade.

Spray the inside of the oven with a bit of water and immediately place your loaves in the oven. 

Bake for 3 minutes, and spray the inside of the oven again.

Reduce the temperature to 400°F and continue to bake until the loaves are a deep golden, about 20 minutes. 

Cool before serving. 


Precious Tip:

Choose non-stick parchment paper so your baguettes will slide off the baking sheet after baking - that way you won’t need extra oil, grease, or spray. Also, make sure that the paper you choose can be baked at temperatures up to 425°F. You can get it from


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