French Baguette

French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
A baguette is a long,thin loaf of French bread made from scratch and has a unique lengthy shape and crisp crust.It can be served as starter or main course.
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Prep Time3 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time4 hours 10 minutes
Served As: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: French
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 10

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cup All Purpose Flour reserve cup separately
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 3/4 tsp Yeast
  • Sugar1/2Teaspoon sugar1/2teaspoon
  • 1 tsp Salt or as per taste
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Instructions
 

  • Add sugar and yeast in a small bowl and set aside to proof for about 5 minutes.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add salt to flour and mix well.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Wait till yeast to bloom.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add bloomed yeast to the flour and mix well with spatula.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Mix well to become sticky dough.Reserve 1/2 cup flour for later use.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Trasfer the sticky dough to a greased vessel and brush oil on top of the dough and cover the vessel with kitchen towel.Wait till it proof.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Dough has doubled in size after two hours.Sprinkle the reserved flour on kitcen top.Transfer the dough on to the working table..Prepare wire rack with parchment paper.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Flatten the dough and deflate air bubbles in the dough.Fold dough as shown.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Repeat fold again.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • The dough should be folded thrice before to shape like a Rope.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Roll dough as a Rope using the reserved flour.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Place the Baguette Rope on to the prepared parchment wire rack.Sprinkle some flour on top of the log rope dough.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Score the dough with sharp knife to make the wedges.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Bagutte dough is ready for second proof.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Cover with kitchen towel and let it rise until doubledd about an hour.tin
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Preheat oven for 230 degrees placing a bread loaf tin in the oven.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Let it preheat for half hour.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Baguette dough has risen double in size and it's ready to bake.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add 1 cup of water to the preheated bread loaf tin.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Place the Baguette Rope rack and shut the oven door immediately.Set timer for 40 minutes to bake.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Let it bake until crisp on top and brown.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • French Baguette is well baked with crisp on top.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Crispy top with soft chewy inside.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Perfect French Baguette is when you tap top you can hear the hollowness well.Allow the baguette to cool a bit before serving.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Cut French Baguette with a serrated knife into slices and serve with the toppings as you like.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • French Baguette is ready with many different toppings and can be garnished with grapes, walnuts and mint leaves.It can be served as a starter or main course.
    French Baguette - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Recipe Notes

Preheating oven with loaf tin is must .To get the chewy inside adding water to the loaf tin is a must follow step.Proofing time is very essential.For a perfect French Baguette (crispy top with holloweness and chewy inside) these steps are to be followed without fail.
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