I’m not nice.

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!

French Baguettes

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 30-45 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water, yeast, and 1 tsp. sugar. Stir and cover, allow to stand approximately 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, and remaining sugar, mix well. Add yeast mixture, stir to combine.
  3. Gradually add water up to the remaining one cup, until dough forms a smooth ball.
  4. Knead briefly on a floured surface until dough is smooth and elastic.
  5. Cut dough in half then shape into baguettes. Do this by folding it once then start rolling out from center.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!)

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