Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I recently tried my hand (and bread machine) at some baguettes. I used the recipe in Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook which I got for my birthday, and am completely loving.

1 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cup bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoon bread machine yeast
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water

Add first five ingredients to the bread machine in the order listed or otherwise instructed in the manufacturer's guide. Set the machine to dough cycle.

After the dough cycle ends, move the dough to a lightly greased bowl, turning the dough over to get it fully coated in oil. Allow to rise for 30-40 minutes or until doubled.

Punch down dough and turn out onto lightly floured surface. Roll out into a rectangle (about 16 x 12 inches). Then cut the dough crosswise so you'll have two rectangles (approx 8 x 12 inches each). Tightly roll up the rectangles, pinch ends of the dough to seal and roll gently to help taper the ends. Place the two baguettes on a cookie sheet, slash the tops (either a few diagonal slashes or one long slash down the center), cover and let rise for another 30-40 minutes.

Bake in a 375 oven for 20-25 minutes

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  1. Yum! Love baguettes! So french! :)

  2. Glad you're loving the bread maker, it's so versatile, but the best bit is waking up to that smell xoxo

  3. That looks great! We love our bread maker and last year we got really into making sourdough. In fact, we got so into it that we completely stopped and still don't want to make any more, haha!

  4. I love baguettes! I have to buy a bread machine!

  5. mmm homemade bread. I could go for that right now...or at anytime really.

  6. Are you serious?! This sounds so simple. I need a bread machine! The bread you made turned out perfect! :)

  7. OMG this looks sooooooo YUMMY!!!

    ♥ Shia

  8. mal ~ your a culinary genius! i'm convinced of it ~ bread imo is probably the hardest thing to master and you've done it so well! this looks amazing!!
    xx ~ kristina

  9. Oh yum! I looove baguettes! This looks so good! Good job! Love it! Love you blog too, so much fun! :D New follower for sure :D

    Kara :D

  10. Yum yum, I LOVE baguettes, and this one looks so delish! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Ivana
    Style in the City


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