Baking Bread Recipe | How To Make Sourdough Baguettes

How To Make Sourdough Baguettes


Ingredients:
400g / 14.1oz of Bread Flour (Approx. 3.2 cups)
100g / 3.5oz / 1/2 cup of Sourdough Starter
1.25 teaspoon of Salt
240ml / 8.4 fl oz of Un chlorinated Water
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Instructions:
  • Weigh the flour into a bowl and add the salt. Pour in the water and add the sourdough starter. Mix together with a fork and then use you hand just to incorporate any loose flour. You will now have a slightly wet shaggy dough. Cover with plastic warp and leave in a warm place for 8-12 hours to allow the dough to at least double in size.
  • Once the dough has risen well remove from the bowl onto a well floured surface. Divide the dough into 2 or 3 pieces. Take each piece and on a very lightly floured surface, gently flatten and then fold on side into the centre forming some tension on the dough. Fold over 2 more times. Set to one side to rest for 2-5 minutes. Repeat with the other pieces or dough. Then you need to gently start to roll the dough out to form the traditional baguette shape. Place onto a lined baking tray or onto a baguette tray. (I used something to hold the baking paper in the shape of a baguette tray but this isn’t essential). Cover with plastic and leave to rise for another 1-1.5 hours.Turn on your oven to its highest temperature and place a tray of water in the bottom to heat up.Dust the tops of the baguettes with flour and make cuts in the top of the dough with a sharp knife. Once the oven has come up to temperature turn it down to 200C / 400F and place the baguettes in the oven to bake for 30 minutes or until you have a deepgolden crust.
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