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2 hrs 10 mins
1 hr 45 mins
This is from the book "French Women Don't Get Fat". A very easy recipe for making homemade bread.
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- 1In a small bowl dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
- 2Stir with a fork.
- 3Set aside for 10 minutes.
- 4Combine the flour and salt.
- 5Add the yeast mixture, and stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cups water.
- 6Mix the dough until it is sticky enough to knead.
- 7On a lightly floured board, knead for 6 to 10 minutes; the dough should be sticky and smooth.
- 8Put the dough in a bowl, cover with a damp tea towel, and let rise at room temperature until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
- 9Punch down the dough and divide into 4 pieces.
- 10Roll each into a ball and shape into a baguette.
- 11Transfer the loaves to a lightly greased baking sheet or baguette pan and let rise until nearly doubled.
- 12(I use 2 baking sheets, with 3 smaller loaves per sheet).
- 13Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- 14Brush the baguettes with the egg-water mixture.
- 15Score the loaves diagonally across the top with a sharp knife.
- 16Pour 2 cups of hot water into a pan and place in the preheated oven next to the baguettes to provide moisture.
- 17Bake the baguettes for 15 minutes, and then lower the temperature to 400 degrees and bake for 5 to 10 minutes more, until golden brown.
- 18Remove from the oven and cool on a rack before slicing.
- 19Occasionally 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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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
- Total Fat 2.5 g
- Saturated Fat 0.5 g
- Cholesterol 52.8 mg
- Sodium 895.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 95.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
- Sugars 0.4 g
- Protein 14.8 g