Sunday, May 29, 2011

French Baguette Recipe

How can I give you the Recipe for my Tapanade without sharing my recipe for French Baguettes. I made mine with scant salt to reduce my sodium and a little more sugar for flavor. This recipe is also wonderful for a full sized loaf and as Pizza Dough. I must also add that my Grandson, the Dink, developed this recipe with me and if I didn't give him credit, I would never hear the end of it.

French Baguette

4 Cups White Flour
1 1/2 Cup Water
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 Tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons rapid rise yeast

I put all of my ingredient in a bread machine on dough setting and let it do it's thing, but if you feel the need to knead (ha ha) feel free to mix and knead and rise and knead and rise again. Up to you.

When the dough is ready, divide into three sections. You will make three loaves.

I use this awesome perforated baguette pan. I love it, but you can form your loaf on a baking sheet too.

Make three loaves about 16" long. Let rise again and bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown. These are crusty loaves and are perfect cut into thin slices and covered with your favorite topping, from jams to well, tapenade and goat cheese.

Bon App├ętit

6 comments:

jansart said...

There is nothing like the smell of fresh baked bread - I'll have to try this recipe! I'll need to knead though - no bread machine.....dang

Rock Jesus said...

Fantastic, thanks for sharing. :) As soon as I can pick up some rapid rise yeast, I'll definitely try this.

akaCINDERS said...

You can get a machine for about $60. Seems like a lot, but when you consider paying $3.50 for one good baguette and you can make 3 at home for $.50 That's a savings of $10. I freeze the other 2 for later. Just a loaf of whole wheat bread saves me about $2 a week.

Pili said...

That sounds great!!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Just so I can make that amazing looking bread I will have to look into purchasing a bread machine. Thanks for sharing!!

autumnkitty said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I'm a sucker for a fresh baked loaf of bread! :)

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