I was in the mood for fresh bread so I baked a French baguette. The bread was super easy to make (thanks to my bread machine) and it smelled perfectly delicious while baking in the oven. I have a feeling I will be using this recipe again and again.
- 1/2 cup of warm water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp white sugar
- 1 1/4 cups of flour
- 3/4 tsp bread machine yeast
- 1 egg + 2 tsp water, mixed
Once the dough cycle has been completed (mine lasts 1 1/2 hours). Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a rectangle then fold in half and seal the seam firmly with the side of your hand. Roll up dough jelly-roll style very tightly and pinch the seam closed really well. Place the loaf onto a silpat mat that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover with a cloth and let rise, until doubled in size, about 40 minutes.
Place into the oven and bake for 17-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool on a rack before slicing and serving.
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Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe by Allrecipes.com