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    French Baguettes

    French Baguettes. Photo by stephon

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 10 mins

    25 mins

    1 hrs 45 mins

    HesterX's Note:

    This is from the book "French Women Don't Get Fat". A very easy recipe for making homemade bread.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    Baguettes

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a small bowl dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
    2. 2
      Stir with a fork.
    3. 3
      Set aside for 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Combine the flour and salt.
    5. 5
      Add the yeast mixture, and stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cups water.
    6. 6
      Mix the dough until it is sticky enough to knead.
    7. 7
      On a lightly floured board, knead for 6 to 10 minutes; the dough should be sticky and smooth.
    8. 8
      Put the dough in a bowl, cover with a damp tea towel, and let rise at room temperature until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
    9. 9
      Punch down the dough and divide into 4 pieces.
    10. 10
      Roll each into a ball and shape into a baguette.
    11. 11
      Transfer the loaves to a lightly greased baking sheet or baguette pan and let rise until nearly doubled.
    12. 12
      (I use 2 baking sheets, with 3 smaller loaves per sheet).
    13. 13
      Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
    14. 14
      Brush the baguettes with the egg-water mixture.
    15. 15
      Score the loaves diagonally across the top with a sharp knife.
    16. 16
      Pour 2 cups of hot water into a pan and place in the preheated oven next to the baguettes to provide moisture.
    17. 17
      Bake the baguettes for 15 minutes, and then lower the temperature to 400 degrees and bake for 5 to 10 minutes more, until golden brown.
    18. 18
      Remove from the oven and cool on a rack before slicing.
    19. 19
      Occasionally I burn the bottom of the bread, in which case I scrape it off with a sharp serrated knife and it remains my secret!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 09, 2006

      55

      Very good. I used two baguette pans (perforated ones). I used Kitchen Aid mixer to make the daugh (mixed for 10 minute) and then followed the rest of directions. I came up with two beatiful bread. AMAZING. very very good

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    • on January 10, 2009

      55

      Wonderful bread. Chewy crust, great texture. DELICIOUS. This recipe is a keeper.

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    • on April 07, 2008

      55

      Very easy recipe. I'm very happy with the results.

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    Nutritional Facts for French Baguettes

    Serving Size: 1 (1055 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 476.3
     
    Calories from Fat 22
    74%
    Total Fat 2.5 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 52.8 mg
    17%
    Sodium 895.0 mg
    37%
    Total Carbohydrate 95.8 g
    31%
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    14%
    Sugars 0.4 g
    1%
    Protein 14.8 g
    29%

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