Tonight we’re doing a healthy lasagne, served with less healthy garlic bread! For that we need baguettes, so I’m following a Paul Hollywood recipe to make them. I followed a book one, but it’s very similar to this one on the BBC Food site.
The oven goes on 200c fan, and a roasting tray goes in the bottom.
So ingredients are:
- 250g white bread flour
- 5g salt
- 5g instant yeast
- 180ml water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Dry stuff goes in the mixer, mixer goes on slow, and the wet gets aded gradually.
This goes in an oiled bowl and proves to double in size.
After proving they’ve doubled in size.
Also before going in the oven water gets poured into the roasting tray in the bottom of the oven to create steam and help form the crust properly. I was worried this was going to throw steam everywhere and I poured in water from a distance using a frying pan! No need… it didn’t even sizzle.
Then it’s 25 minutes in the oven, turn down to 180c and cook for another 10 minutes.
As for the taste… It tasted real. Like real baguettes. You know: French ones. I am extremely happy with how these turned out!