Herb Garlic Baguettes

Recipe by Sandaidh
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put 3 1/4 cups flour, basil, oregano, thyme, garlic and salt in bowl.
  • Mix using dough hook (s) until well blended, scraping bowl if necessary.
  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water.
  • Continue mixing on slow speed and slowly add yeast mixture and cold water.
  • If dough is sticky you may add up to 1/4 cup extra flour, a little bit at a time.
  • If dough is too dry you may add a little extra water.
  • Continue mixing until dough is smooth and elastic, about 3 minutes.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place (70° to 80°F) until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • When doubled, turn out on a lightly floured surface and punch down several times to remove air bubbles.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Shape each half into a 12 inch long loaf.
  • Place loaves on a greased baking sheet.
  • With sharp knife make 3 or 4 shallow diagonal slices on top of loaf.
  • Combine egg and 1 TSP water, whisking until well blended.
  • Brush top of each baguetter with egg mixture.
  • Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Remove plastic wrap and brush top of each baguette with egg mixture again.
  • Bake at 450°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until loaves are deep golden brown.
  • Remove and cool on wire racks.
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