Baguettes

Make fresh, French bread at home with this simple recipe - an overnight starter called a poolish gives a golden crust and chewy middle.

With a very sharp craft knife or blade, slash the loaves diagonally 5 or 6 times, cutting 1-2cm in. Bake one tray at a time, adding 100ml water to the hot roasting tin and closing the oven...

  • Yield: Makes 3 40cm baguettes
  • Cooking time: 20 Min
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Publisher: Bbcgoodfood.com

Ingredients

  • 200g strong white bread flour
  • ½ tsp easy-bake yeast Yeast yee-stYeast is a living, single-cell organism. As the yeast grows, it converts its food (in the form… from a 7g sachet
  • 200g plain white flour
  • 250g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting and kneading
  • the rest of the yeast Yeast yee-stYeast is a living, single-cell organism. As the yeast grows, it converts its food (in the form… from the 7g sachet
  • 1½ tsp fine salt
  • a little semolina Semolina sem-oh-leen-ahSemolina flour is pale-yellow in colour, high in gluten and used for traditionally made pasta,… , or more flour, for dusting

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