Authentic french baguette
Recipe type: French Baguette
Cuisine: French bread
  • 31/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 31/2 cups wholewheat flour
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 31/3 cups of warm water
  • ½ tsp yeast
  • 1 TBLS honey
  1. Put flour and salt in large tupperware bucket with lid
  2. Put 1⅔ cups warm water with ½ tsp yeast and 1 TBLS honey.
  3. Let yeast proof for 10 minutes
  4. Add proofed yeast and an additional 12/3 cups warm water to flour
  5. Use your hands to mix dough.
  6. Add extra water to make it a very wet consistency
  7. Mix well and let rest 20 minutes
  8. Turn dough every 20 minutes for 1 hour then put in the fridge overnight with lid loose on top
  9. Leave in fridge at least 12 hours
  10. Remove from fridge next day and cut into 6 equal portions
  11. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  12. Stretch out each piece into long baguette shape and dip in flour
  13. Stretch out 3 long loaves and leave on baguette pan for 30 minutes
  14. Spray pans with pam to ensure they don't stick
  15. Slash loaves closely with bread knife just before putting in oven
  16. Put tray of water at base of oven and mist loaves just before putting in oven
  17. Cook 25 minutes and remove when loaves brown and crusty.
  18. Repeat process with second batch of loaves if only have 3 loaf pan
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