Friday, September 3, 2010

Quick Baguette

This is one of our favorite quick and easy breads to have with dinner!! It make 2 loafs easily. It would be yummy with your favorite garlic butter!

I found this recipe from Frosted bake shop blog - if you want pictures of each step go here

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 Tbs. (2 packages) dry yeast
2 tsp. sugar
3 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. salt

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup of the water with the yeast and 1 tsp. of sugar. Mix it well and cover with a cloth.

In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, salt and 1 tsp. sugar. When it is mixed well, add the yeast mixture. Gradually add the rest of the water. Mix until the dough becomes a smooth ball.

Remove from the bowl and knead the dough, cut in half and then shape into 2 baguettes. Take a knife and core down the middle - that makes it authentic! You can see, mine aren't too fancy.

Cover and let it rise for 30 minutes.

Put water in a cookie sheet and put it on the bottom rack of the oven. Bake the bread for 15 minutes. Half way through, brush the bread with butter.

You could try it with wheat flour also. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Cori said...

We have made this 2 times this week. Heres a few tips- when you take out the bread when its half way done to put butter on, sprinkle some kosher salt on it!!! Yumm-o!!

Also adding a pan of water in the oven isn't necessary if you are ok with a little bit of a crustier crust!!

this bread is perfect with soup and pasta!!