Saturday, October 6, 2012

Easy French Baguettes

I found this recipe on Pinterest. I LOVE bread. Plus, your family will love you for the baking bread smell alone. This is really easy, especially if you have an electric mixture.

Easy French Baguettes
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 packages of dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
3 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp. butter
Mix warm water with yeast and sugar.
Allow mixture to sit for a few minutes so it begins to foam on tip.
Sit flour and salt into a the bowl for your electric mixer.

It is ready!
Use the dough hook attachment. Slowly pour yeast mixture into dry ingredients.
Mix into dough is smooth. Then turn the speed to medium and allow it to knead for 5 minutes.

Remove dough from bowl. Place on a floured surface and cut dough in half.
Roll each half into a rectangle.
Then roll up the the rectangle (lengthwise...I think..haha).
Place both baguettes on a baking sheet seam side down (use a silpat mat or parchment paper).
Cover the dough and place in a warm, draft-free spot to rise for 30 mins.
See, they rose!
Carefully slice a slit down the middle of the dough (I went a little too deep, so don't be like me!)
Place in the oven on 450 for 15-20 minutes.
Melt butter.
Half way through the cooking time, brush the baguettes with melted butter.
Whoa! Look at these beauties! I just loveeee bread, love, love, love it! Can't say it enough.
I made some tomato butter to spread on my homemade bread, yum!

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