Have you ever tried hot bread straight away from the oven? French baguette, olive oil and fresh vegetables with a glass of red wine is the most delicious combination
What can be better than a homemade French baguette? I was very surprised with how easy it was to make it. With 5 ingredients on your table you’ll get the most tasteful thing in the world!Have you ever tried hot bread straight away from the oven? French baguette, olive oil and fresh vegetables with a glass of red wine is the most delicious combination and here is a French Baguette recipe for you!
I remember when I was a child my grandma cooked bread in the big brick stove. She woke up at 4 o’clock and lit the stove with firewood. Then, after 2 hours, my grandma shovelled coal from firewood to different sides. She said that it created a certain temperature in the centre of the stove, where she placing the future bread. For me, discovering the whole process felt like a fairy-tale.
You may ask me how my Granny and I knew the exact temperature without a thermometer. Interesting, huh? In the early 90s my Grandma lived in a small village and didn’t have a thermometer for baking. So she came up with the following idea.
She soaked a newspaper and put it on a stag. Then she placed the stag into the stove for 30 seconds. If the newspaper was brown, but not burnt, it meant that the stove was ready to accept the dough. Awesome, right?
But back to the story. After we had put the dough into different iron casseroles, we placed it into the middle of the stove. My Grandma closed the door of the stove and waited for 20 minutes.
After that, we checked the bread. She knew, that the bread was ready in 30-35 minutes. When she had taken the bread out of the stove, I always tried it. The bread was delicious. And this is yet another of my Granny’s masterpieces!
Nowadays, it’s so simple to cook such bread at home. Almost everyone has an oven, but not everyone wants to spend some time in the kitchen. If you find some spare time – try it and you won’t regret. This is my own French Baguette recipe.
Place all dry ingredients into a big plastic bowl. Then, start to add warm water mixing everything with a wooden spoon until the water vanishes. This may take around 3 minutes until the dough becomes nice and sticky.
After that, cover the dough with a food wrap and place the bowl into the fridge at least for 2-4 hours. When you take the dough out of the fridge add olive oil and make two baguettes.
Heat the oven up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celcius) and put French baguettes into the oven. Decrease the temperature to 383 degrees Fahrenheit (195 degrees Celcius) and wait for 20-25 minutes until the baguettes brown a little bit. Voila - enjoy!