These light and airy French Baguettes will turn any dish into a culinary delight. Between the crusty outside, the soft amazing inside and the smell of homemade French Baguettes baking in your oven, this bread is sure to have you in a sensory overload.
Prep Time: 100 Completion Time: 20 Serving Size: 2-3 Loaves
1 cup warm water
1 T white sugar
1 1/2 tsp yeast
2 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Mix sugar into the warm water until dissolved. Add yeast, mix well, then set aside and allow to proof.
In a large bowl mix together the flour and salt.
Pour the yeast mixture into the flour, mix and kneed with a wooden spatula until thoroughly combined. Knead by hand to insure everything is well blended then form into a dough ball and lightly grease. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise for 1 hour.
Lightly kneed the dough then divide into 2 or 3 equal pieces. Roll into baguettes and make diagonal cuts across the tops of each loaf.
Place on a baking stone or greased cookie sheet. Cover and allow to rise again for 30 minutes.
Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
Place bowl on the warmest spot of stove top while the oven is preheating. Allowing dough to rise in a warm place produces a light and airy dough.
Instead of making 3 baguettes, divide one of the 3 loaves into 8 equal pieces and roll them into snakes. Then tie them into knots and brush with garlic butter!
These make great hoagie rolls.