Rye sourdough baguettes

I really though I made a total mess from this recipe. The problem was that instead of putting 1000g of flour I measured only 650g without noticing my mistake. As the recipe said, I let it for autolyse for 1 hour. When I came back to add the rest of ingredients I saw that my dough was actually a running composition. I understood my mistake and I have decided to add more flour. But instead of putting the same type of white bread flour I wanted to give a try to an addition of rye flour. This is how actually I made my own recipe and the inspiration from the book is more that I have started from there.
The surprise was that these baguettes turned to be one of the best baguettes I made before. they opened nicely after scoring and they have an amazing taste.
Although I am very satisfied with my invented recipe, I am still on search for the perfect baguette with nice big holes inside. It will come one day, for sure... till then I'll gain experience ;)


  1. Mix water with the 2 flours for 4 minutes on a low speed and let it stay covered for autolyse for 1h.
  2. Add sourdough, yeast and salt and mix for 10 minutes on a higher speed.
  3. Bulk fermentation 1h30 at room temperature.
  4. Shape 3 (or more) baguettes.
  5. Final fermentation in baguettes shapes for 1h30 at 24ºC. 
  6. Preheat the oven at 260ºC with the baking stone inside.
  7. Bake with steam in the first 15 minutes at 260ºC and continue for another 20 minutes reducing the temperature to 220ºC.

This recipe was inspired from Le Larousse du pain - Eric Kayser, page 55.


Dave said...

This has become my go to baguette recipe! Thanks for sharing this.

Hungry Shots said...

I am so glad you like it!

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Brian Hunt said...

I tried this recipe and my baguettes look similar to yours:

The rye adds some sweetness but the rise is dissapointing. The photo below shows my 14 hour fermentation wheat sourdough

I would try the rye/wheat proportions again but without yeast and using a longer fermentation, at least 12 hours. I would only use sourdough starter and would not add yeast.

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