Watching the video of this woman makes me realize I’m not a very nice person. She is so sweet and so cute, but I have a terrible habit imitating the way people speak if they have an accent or other unique quality. Seriously though, I can tell I would love her to death if I met her in person. Her videos are fast paced but really straight forward so this just makes it so don’t have to pause to keep up. But I would highly suggest watching her tutorial before starting!
- 1 1/2 c. water
- 1 1/2 T. active dry yeast
- 2 tsp. sugar, divided
- 2 1/2 – 3 1/4 c. all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water, yeast, and 1 tsp. sugar. Stir and cover, allow to stand approximately 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl combine flour, salt, and remaining sugar, mix well. Add yeast mixture, stir to combine.
- Gradually add water up to the remaining one cup, until dough forms a smooth ball.
- Knead briefly on a floured surface until dough is smooth and elastic.
- Cut dough in half then shape into baguettes. Do this by folding it once then start rolling out from center.
- Grease a baguette pan. Lay dough on greased pan and slice a shallow line through the middle of the loaf lengthwise. Cover and let rise approximately 10 minutes. While dough is rising, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Add a shallow pan of water to the oven on the bottom rack to create steam.
- Place baguette pan in oven and cook for 10-15 minutes (until it makes a hollow sound when tapped).
**You can make these whole wheat but I would suggest doing half and half with whole wheat and white flour because they quite heavy on flavor if not.
**Also quite delicious when herbs and cheese are added for flavor.
Source: The Food Nanny ( Look her up, she’s funny!)