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Herb Ficelles

3 Reviews

About the bake

These herb ficelles are basically long thin versions of a baguette. They are fantastic for dipping into olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

215Total Time
2Prep Time
15Bake Time
8Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Place the flour into the bowl of a freestanding mixer with the dough hook attached. Put the yeast on one side and the salt on the other, then add about ¾ of the water and mix slowly. Alternatively mix by hand in a mixing bowl.

  2. Step 2:

    When the dough starts to come together add the rest of the water and mix for 6-8 minutes on a medium speed, until the dough is quite wet and stretchy. Next add the olive oil and mix for a couple of minutes. If mixing by hand, knead for about 10 minutes until stretchy.

  3. Step 3:

    Line two baking sheets with baking parchment.

  4. Step 4:

    Gently tip the dough onto a floured surface, and very carefully pat the dough into a rectangle that’s about 6-8cm deep. It’s a good idea to dust the top of the dough with flour as well as it makes it less sticky and easier to shape.

  5. Step 5:

    Cut the dough into 8 strips, starting at the long edge. Stretch each one out until they are about 20cm or as long as your baking sheet.

  6. Step 6:

    Lay the strips onto the baking sheets leaving gaps in between. Lightly brush the tops with olive oil then sprinkle over some mixed herbs.

  7. Step 7:

    Place the trays into large clean plastic bags or cover with lightly oiled cling film, and leave to prove for about ½ hour.

  8. Step 8:

    Preheat the oven to 230°C (fan 210°C, gas mark 8).

  9. Step 9:

    Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, then bring out and leave to cool before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Ingredients

    • 250g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 7g Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast
    • 1 tsp Sea salt
    • 200ml Warm water
    • 1 tbsp Olive oil
    • 2 tsp Dried mixed herbs

Utensils

  • Freestanding mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • 2x Baking sheet
  • Baking parchment
  • Pastry brush
  • Cling film

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