Days are still short, and summer is a distant memory, but I have got the perfect tip to bring sunshine back into your life. Very little specialized equipment is required, that is why you should not hesitate to make your own breads. Add a bit of sparkle to your dinner table with a bottle of French Beaujolais !
Ingredients for 4 People:
- 450 g ( 1 3/4 to 2 cups) Flour, depending of the kind of flour.
- 8 g (3/4 Tbsp) salt
- 260 ml (1 1/4 cup) water
- 7 g (1 tsp) dried yeast
Put all the ingredients one after the other in a mixer bowl ( KitchenAid Type) ensuring that the salt and the yeast does not touch. (Salt kills yeast).
Beat gently for 10 minutes until dough which leaves sides. Form into a ball, place in a large bowl and cover with stretch film. Let rise 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in volume.
After this time, re knead the dough by hand for 1 minute to remove the carbon dioxide. Form 3 dough balls of equal size and chape them like small baguettes.
Put them on a plate and slicing with a cutter at regular intervals along the entire length . Lightly flour the baguettes. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise again for 1 hour.
Bake in a hot oven (240 ° C) 420°F for 15-20 minutes having put a container with water in your oven. ( This will give it a shiny crust ).
Remove from oven, allow to cool your baguettes on a rack before serving.