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Thursday, August 23, 2007

French Baguettes



FRENCH BAGUETTES
Source : Puan Roshayati

Ingredients :

360g bread flour
90g superfine flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon bread improver
1 teaspoon bread softener (I didn't put any because I ran out of bread softener)
3 teaspoons instant yeast ~ Mix well all the above ingredients.
250g water
10g shortening

Method :

1. Add water to the dry ingredients, a little at a time and knead till a smooth dough is formed.
2. Add in shortening and continue kneading till a smooth and elastic dough is formed.
3. Divide dough to 3 portions, 240g each. Make into balls and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
4. Roll flat one portion to form a square. Then roll it (like a swiss roll). Leave to prove till double the size, about 45 minutes.
5. Brush the top with water, twice. Then make a small cut on top of each dough.
6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 190 degree celcius using *steam bake method for 12 minutes.
7. After 12 minutes, remove the tray with water and continue baking for another 10 minutes.

Note :

Steam bake : Place the tray with dough on top of a tray filled with water and put both trays into the oven.

* Thank you Puan Roshayati for this lovely recipe!



2 comments:

  1. wahhh lama ku copy resepi nih..best gak kan..leh potong2 pehtu letak garlic spread..tabur herbs..tui dak maa...budak darjah satu tu suka buat dulu kan..kan..hehe

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  2. pengawas darjah satu :
    Ha ah, baguette ni kalau dihiris dalam tebal 1 inci, jangan putus, then sapu butter, seletkan bawang putih, tabur herbs, pas tu bungkus guna aluminium foil, then bakar dalam oven. Pehhh, jadilah home made garlic bread, makan panas-panas cicah dengan sup tulang tu....mak ai...seperiuk habis pun tak sedor!

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