Monday, December 12, 2011

French Baguettes Using Bread Maker


I love these for the feta dip, or for meatball subs, or just because.

1 cup very warm water
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 TBS white sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast
1 egg yolk
1 TBS water

Place first five ingredients in bread machine, in the order listed. Set on dough cycle.  When cycle is done, place dought in warm place for 30 minutes (or more if necessary), and let rise until doubled.

Once risen, punch dough down.  On a lightly floured surface roll (I use a rolling pin) into a 16x12 rectangle.  Cut dough in half to form two 8x12 rectangles.   Roll up each half tightly, long wise.  Taper end.

Place loaves on a greased cookie sheet.  Make deep diagonal slashes every 2 inches.  
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled.

Mix water and egg yolk and brush on tops of loaves.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

8 comments:

  1. you are like a bread goddess! i could eat the computer screen!

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  2. What do we do with the butter and egg yolk? Your pic looks delish!

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  3. I love your recipes, Sarah! Thanks to you, I've declutered and given away at least half of my cookbooks! I'm looking forward to many more in the future- hopefully!

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  4. What type of bread machine do you have? I had a cheap one years ago and ended up donating it. You make me want to get another!

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  5. I have a zohurishi...I think that's how you spell it?

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  6. Thank you so much for posting your delicious bread recipes. I have tried this and your bread sticks. Super delicious and soft!

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  7. I found this on Pinterest, just made it and it was so great! Thank you!

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  8. I make this recipe quite a bit for hummus & it turns out great every time. I like being able to use my bread machine to take the work out it!

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