Thursday, October 13, 2011
"I don't know what you're after but get me one too"
I just baked the best baguette I have ever baked. it's also my first baguette and I'm hoping the process only improves. it's from the five minute artisan bread cookbook via king arthur flour and it honestly couldn't have been easier. you mix the ingredients in a very large bowl, or bucket. I used my largest cooking pot. You knead it for literally 2 minutes and let it rise on the counter in the bowl. and then you put it in the fridge overnight. You can keep it for up to a week, pulling out a pound at a time to shape and bake. this must be what french farm wives do, make it up once a week and bake a little every day. It all makes me feel very smug. I'd love to keep it up and bake fresh bread every few days but we'll see how long that lasts. least of all I don't need to eat that much bread. If you love bread baking and want to impress the crap out of your family, give it a try.
Posted by Amy at 10:31 AM