I was recently intrigued by a bread machine book I read about on Chowhound I think~
Rustic European Breads From Your Bread Machine~
Of course I Googled it..and tried ordering it..but many of the off site Amazon dealers do not ship to Canada.. or don't reply:(~
From a reseller?:)Amazing prices! Will keep looking.
But I was able to Google some recipes..and will try all of the ones I found..
But one stood out because she actually showed how she formed her baguettes~
Well Fed Soul~
It's more than 1 year old the post..but it keeps on giving:)
I love our bread machines..Love.
I don't really mind what purists say..
For kneading etc..bread machines ..rock.
In lifting heavy babies:) and yrs of gardening..I have some ..some..not many frailties in the joint between my right thumb and index..
So kneading to me..by hand is far less important than it used to be.
Je dis..adieu aux puristes..and long live my bread machines and their darling dough cycles:)!
Just like Well Fed Soul..
So this recipe....is minimalist for ingredients and maximalist on "ordinaire"!
It's got that CRISP crust most people need and want and a tasty interior!(I can live w/ soft..inside out..but you know baguette people:)
They need that crunch.. well..here it is!
And ..as you know everything is better w/ buttah:)
Plse refer to her site for the directions etc..GREAT tutorial..fun to make..delicious to eat~
1 1/4 cup warm water
2 1/2 tsps active dry yeast
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
Put the water in the bread machine and add the yeast..let it bloom for about 5 minutes.. add the flour and salt..
Push Dough Cycle..mine runs 1 1/2 hours.
At the end of the cycle..form into a ball..go see how she does it..you tuck all around then gather:)
Cover..let rise ap 20 mins..
Then sep. in 2..slightly flatten and form them the way she shows you..(I think Ann T forms her beautiful baguettes that way also)..
After they are formed cover..(see her plastic bag method)leave to rise until doubled..
What I do..is form them..place them on parchment that is on my pizza board with handle..and I let my bread rise in a pre-heated..then turned off oven that was set at 175 F.
I m lucky enough to have a double oven..so before the time is up..I can preheat the top oven to 450 degrees..in which I have stones to bake the breads,,
Mine are thus ready so I can just slide the parchment paper w/ the 2 loaves on it.. off my pizza board onto the hot stones..
I misted as she said..
After 15 minutes I removed the parchment..after turning them around and baked another 15 minutes..
And that was it:) We loved it~
PS.. Look how cute the baguette wrappers are~ They are a courtesy of Heather Bullard's gorgeous blog~.I felt like someone sent me a gift in the mail when I saw them:)So nice of her.
The lovely board my bread sits on is from Ann ..her store....you have seen it before..:)They are beautiful .
Enjoy..I have a feeling all the recipes are great in this book..
Do you have it?
Let me know~And do try this Pain ordinaire..car il est extraordinaire~