Thursday, March 19, 2009

French Baguette Recipe

4 cups Flour
1 tbsp. Dry Active Yeast = 1 package
1-2 tsp. Salt
2 cups Warm Water
Oil for bowl
1. In a bowl, mix together the flour and the salt.
2. In another bowl, combine yeast, warm water, add the flour/salt mixture. Using your hands, mix until it forms a dough. 5. Lightly oil a bowl. Place dough in bowl. Cover with a dish towel. Let sit at room temperature for 3 hours. It should triple in size.
4. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes. It should be supple and elastic when you stop kneading.
6. Preheat oven to 450°F. Knead again. Then cut dough into 3 parts and form each part into a long baguette. Place on a baking sheet. Let sit for at least 20 minutes.
7. Place a bowl of water in the oven. Bake baguettes for about 25 minutes (maybe less). Remove the bowl of water after 15 minutes of baking.


Hao said...

de bon pain et de bon vin ?

Lillie said...

Is that what you use for your Bahn Mi? Looks great! Who bakes bread with you?

nopham said...

Yes, We used it for Banh Mi. Baking by myself, Karl helps.