French baguettes

Whether you have been to Paris or not, you all know how famous baguettes are. I have been trying to find the best recipe for baguettes that can be easily made at home, and I finally did. This is a french recipe so I converted the measurements. I can guarantee you that once you hear that crisp sound of the baguette you will no longer want to make any other type of bread.

Yield: 2 Time: 2hrs

Ingredients:
3 cups of flour
1 1/4 cups of warm water
2 packages of instant yeast (8 grams)
1 full tsp of salt

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Step 1:
Mix the yeast in warm water and let sit. Meanwhile in a bowl, mix the salt and flour together. Pour the water and yeast in the bowl and mix until well combined. Kneed the dough, cover it with a towel and let rise for 1h30

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Step 2:
Preheat oven to 455 degrees. The dough will be sticky, but don’t worry, with flour Separate the dough in half and roll it until it forms a long stick. Make three cuts on the baguette, place in floured baguette pans and bake for 25 minutes.

*Tip: if you want the crust to be extra crispy, place a pan with water on the rack under the baguettes.

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How easy was this recipe? There is nothing like fresh french baguette coming out of the oven. Stay tuned for my next recipe which will obviously include homemade baguettes 🙂

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