Thursday, 23 June 2016

Homemade organic baguettes

Forget about super food, low carb diet,  buckwheat, quinoa, spelt, goji berries and what ever else is there these says. Lets go back to basics. A homemade white bread ! 

You will need:

450 gr flour*
1 tsp salt
about 300 ml water
pre-fermented starter ( 1/4 tsp dry yeast, 100ml water and 100 gr flour )

Prepare the starter a day before you want to bake the bread.
Pour the water in a small breakfast bawl, add the yeast and mix it up. Add the flour and combine everything using a spatula. 
Cover it up with plastic wrap and leave it to ferment for 24 hours.

The next day, pour about 260 ml of lukewarm water in a glass mixing bawl, add the starter and mix up to dissolve into the water. It is fine if you leave some lump in.
Add the flour little by little followed by salt and combine all using your hand , stand mixer with dough attachment or a silicone spatula. 
Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. Add more flour if needed.
Place the dough into a oiled glass bawl, cover with plastic wrap and leave it for 3 - 4 hours to prove. 
After that, transfer the dough onto a floured surface and half it to get two peaces of dough.
Shape each dough into a long shapes and place them on a floured tea towel .
Cover with tea towel and let them prove again for a good two hours.
Heat the oven on 200 C 
Transfer the baguettes onto a baking flat tray, quickly dust it with some flout and make a few cuts at the top.
Bake the breads for 10 - 15 minutes, turn the oven down to 180 C and bake for further 15 minutes.

* I used organic unbleached white flout .

Thanks for reading! I would appreciate any comments or suggestions from you.

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