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French baguettes

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About the bake

You don't need to travel to France to enjoy a tasty baguette, these are delicious served warm from the oven and smothered in butter.

110Total Time
50Prep Time
20Bake Time
3Serves
A little effort

Method

  1. Step 1:

    In a large bowl mix the yeast with the water and sugar. Sift the flour and salt together in a separate bowl, add half to the yeast mixture, stir and cover. Leave until the dough has doubled in size.

  2. Step 2:

    Add the remaining flour and mix to a light dough. Knead for 10 minutes by hand or for 5 minutes if using a food mixer fitted with a dough hook.

  3. Step 3:

    Divide the dough into 3 pieces and shape into an oblong. Fold the 2 ends into the middle and seal, repeat this process 3 or 4 more times.

  4. Step 4:

    Roll each piece of dough into a 33-34 cm (13-14”) long loaf.

  5. Step 5:

    Place onto a greased baking tray and leave until double in size, then slash the tops. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 7).

  6. Step 6:

    Bake for 20 minutes carefully spraying the inside of the oven with water during the first 5 minutes of baking.

Ingredients

    • 1 Easy bake yeast sachet
    • 270ml Warm water (lukewarm)
    • 1 tsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar
    • 450g Strong white bread flour
    • 2 tsp Salt

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