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.French Baguette: Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe by Allrecipes.com
- 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
- Corn meal
- 1 egg + 2 tsp water, mixed
Once the dough cycle has 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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