Last night Kyle whipped us up some fresh French Baguettes! The only thing I did to help was punch down the dough and take pictures 😀
He found this recipe on allrecipes.com and when I asked him for a quote of tips, tricks or advice he said, “Read the first comment on the website.”
Not a very helpful quote but please do go to the original page and read what “DivineHealth7” wrote. The recipe is for a bread machine and we do not own one–but it came out nicely anyway! “DivineHealth7” also did not use a bread machine and Kyle followed the advice in the comment.
Kyle melted some butter with minced garlic and made garlic bread out of one loaf.
(Please excuse the beat up pan!)
1 cup water
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water
Place 1 cup water, bread flour, sugar, salt and yeast into bread machine pan in the order recommended by manufacturer. Select Dough cycle, and press Start.
When the cycle has completed, place dough in a greased bowl, turning to coat all sides. Cover, and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes, or until doubled in bulk. Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.
Punch down dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll into a 16×12 inch rectangle. Cut dough in half, creating two 8×12 inch rectangles. Roll up each half of dough tightly, beginning at 12 inch side, pounding out any air bubbles as you go. Roll gently back and forth to taper end. Place 3 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Make deep diagonal slashes across loaves every 2 inches, or make one lengthwise slash on each loaf. Cover, and let rise in a warm place for 30 to 40 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Mix egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water; brush over tops of loaves.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.