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Thursday, August 23, 2007

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!


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

  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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