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Eric’s Baguettes

Eric’s Baguettes

Review Overview

ease of preparation and cooking
6
availability of ingredients
10
specialized cooking utensils required
8

Crusty and Chewy

I love Baguettes but who doesn't. These are a challenging but in you follow the steps you can have them anytime.

Eric's Baguettes
 
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Ingredients
  • 1⅓ ounces whole-wheat flour
  • 15 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1½ t salt
  • 1 t instant or rapid-rise yeast
  • 1 t diastatic malt powder
  • 12 ounces water
  • 2 (16 by 12-inch) disposable aluminum roasting pans
  • 2 5 gallon paint bucket stir sticks ( free from Lowe's)
  • Couche
Instructions
  1. Sift whole-wheat flour through fine-mesh strainer into bowl of stand mixer; discard bran
  2. Add all-purpose flour, salt, yeast, and malt powder
  3. Add water, and knead on low speed until cohesive dough forms and no dry flour remains, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer dough to lightly oiled large bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  4. Fold and Turn the dough 8 folds and rest for 30 minutes repeat for a total of 4 times.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours or up to 72.
  6. Transfer dough to floured counter, form into an 8-inch square then divide in half then half again and cover with plastic lightly and rest at room temperature for 45 minutes
  7. Roll each piece of dough into a 4-inch-long cylinder; return to floured baking sheet and cover with plastic.
  8. Let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  9. Press dough into a square then lightly roll into a sealed 8 inch cylinder.
  10. Starting from the middle roll into a 15 inch roll and place seam side up on the floured and lightly misted couche
  11. Let stand until loaves double in 45 to 60 minutes.
  12. Heat oven to 500 degrees. With a baking stone on the middle rack
  13. Carefully move dough to a parchment lined pizza peel
  14. Transfer loaves, on parchment, to baking stone, cover with inverted disposable pans, and bake for 5 minutes.
  15. Remove pans and bake until loaves are evenly browned, 12 to 15 minutes longer, rotating once.
  16. Transfer to cooling rack and let cool for at least 20 minutes.

 

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Review Overview

ease of preparation and cooking
6
availability of ingredients
10
specialized cooking utensils required
8

Crusty and Chewy

I love Baguettes but who doesn't. These are a challenging but in you follow the steps you can have them anytime.

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