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Attempting Baguettes – A recipe

Brie and Baguettes

Joining in this week’s Great Bloggers Bake Off has been a bit more stressful than it should have.

I love baking bread, but this week for some reason it just wasn’t working for me.

I was attempting baguettes, and three attempts later, despite all baguettes being literally devoured by the children, I haven’t been able to perfect the version.
Baguette recipe
But if you’re looking for a perfect snack, a take on baguettes, well these in sweet and savoury were a massive hit.

And, if it was just me having a bad weekend, then they might also make the perfect baguettes.
Baguettes and Brie - recipe

Baguettes
Yields 2
A sweet or savoury baguette, perfect for snacking.
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Prep Time
3 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
3 hr 45 min
Prep Time
3 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
3 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 250g strong white flour (for wholemeal use 125g white and 125g wholemeal strong flour).
  2. 5g salt
  3. 7g fast-action dried yeast
  4. 30ml olive oil for savoury or 2tbps honey for sweet
  5. 200mls water
  6. Olive oil for bowl
Instructions
  1. Put the flour in the mixing bowl, with salt on one side and yeast on the other. Add the olive oil/ honey and most of the water.
  2. Using a food mixer, start the mixer slowly, adding the remainder of the water, and allow 5 minutes on a slow setting to form a smooth dough.
  3. Tip the dough into an oiled bowl, cover, and leave to prove for at 2 hours.
  4. Tip out the dough onto a floured worktop, divide the dough in two.
  5. Knock back the dough and roll into baguettes.
  6. Place on tray, cover and prove until doubled in size.
  7. Preheat an oven to 200 degrees celsius and place a roasting tin with boiled water at the base.
  8. Just before baking, slash the top of the baguettes.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown and with a hollow sound when the bottom is tapped.
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  • Reply
    Jenny Paulin
    August 24, 2015 at 12:14

    Debbie i think they look fine – honestly. and credit given for attempting them – i didn’t, i was not brave enough! i bet they were lovely served alongside that brie
    thank you for linking up x
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    Hazel
    August 24, 2015 at 21:06

    Debbie! Your baguettes look great.. much better than my non attempt! The inside looks just as good as the outside! Hazel x

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    Lucy @ BakingQueen74
    August 24, 2015 at 22:01

    I think your baguettes look great, it is more about the taste in my book in any case. 🙂
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