ORIGINAL BAGUETTE BREAD
Overall, baguette bread is a versatile and delicious food that can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet. However, it is important to be aware of the potential drawbacks of eating baguettes, such as the high gluten content and the processing.
500 g of common wheat flour
330 ml of water
5 g dry baker’s yeast or 15 g fresh yeast
10g of salt
1. Start by mixing the water with the yeast in a bowl. I recommend that the water be lukewarm, so the yeast will dissolve sooner and better.
2. Once this is done, mix the flour with the salt and add it to the water. You must knead it well for a few minutes. To know when it is is when the dough is smooth and does not stick to the hands easily. At first something may stick to you but you’ll see how later it won’t.
3. After the first kneading you must cover the dough with film and put it in the fridge for an hour. During this time the dough will rest and will be ready to work with.
4. After resting, cut four equal balls and form the elongated bars. Put them on a baking tray separated from each other and make two superficial cuts in each one. Before baking let them ferment for about 30 minutes or so.
5. When they have grown they will have the definitive baguette shape. If they are too fat, stretch the dough more with a little flour.
6. Finally, put them in the preheated oven at 180ºC for 15 minutes and you will have them ready.
A piece of advice is that before putting them in, spray a little water on top so that it does not make the crust so quickly and you get that bakery result. If you don’t have a spray bottle, you can also wet your fingertips and gently brush them over the bread before baking.