So, I looked up a list of different types of bread and I decided I wanted to work my way through it. I’m mainly interested in breads that I can adapt for my bread machine. And some of the breads I’m just not interested in…like bagels and things. So, the first type of bread, on the list, that I made was a baguette. On the first try, I think it turned out really well. I really liked the recipe that I used and I thought it was very easy to do…we ended up slicing each loaf in half and making it into baguette pizzas….very delicious and incredibly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside! So delicious!
So, here is the recipe:
French Baguettes in the bread machine
1 cup water
3 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water
1. Place 1 cup water, bread flour, sugar, salt and yeast into bread machine pan in the order recommended by manufacturer. Select French and Dough cycle, and press Start.
2. When the cycle has completed, place dough in a greased bowl, turning to coat all sides. Cover, and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes, or until doubled in bulk. Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.
3. Punch down dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll into a 16×12 inch rectangle. Cut dough in half, creating two 8×12 inch rectangles. Roll up each half of dough tightly, beginning at 12 inch side, pounding out any air bubbles as you go. Roll gently back and forth to taper end. Place 3 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Make deep diagonal slashes across loaves every 2 inches, or make one lengthwise slash on each loaf. Cover, and let rise in a warm place for 30 to 40 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.
4. Preheat oven to 355 degrees F. (Optional: Mix egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water; brush over tops of loaves.)
5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
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