Ultimate Sourdough Baguettes

Recipe by startnover
READY IN: 3hrs 25mins
YIELD: 1 batch




  • In a large bowl combine water, starter, and 3 c flour, mixing until smooth.
  • Stir in the salt, sugar, yeast, and gluten, then add 2 more cups flour.
  • Stir until starts to pull away from sides of bowl, add only enough flour to make a slack, sticky dough.
  • Knead 5 minutes and turn into an oiled bowl.
  • Let rise 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Deflate and divide into 6 thin or 3 thick baguettes or several rolls.
  • Place at least 4 inches apart from each other.
  • Baguettes should be aprox. 18 inches long.
  • Place a lightly greased piece of plastic wrap on top and let rise 1 hour.
  • Brush with egg wash and sprinkle w/ desired topping.
  • Spray w/ olive oil.
  • Bake in 450°F oven for 20 min, remove from oven, place rack at top of oven.
  • Put bread back in and broil till deep golden brown in color, watching closely!
  • Remove and serve.