Homemade Baguettes

Homemade Baguettes

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Makes: 3
Preparation: 20 minutes (+ 3 hours proving)
Cooking: 50 minutes

 INGREDIENTS

150 g potatoes
500 g plain flour
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic glaze
3 teaspoons salt
225 ml cold water
7 g dried yeast

 

METHOD                

  1. Place the water in refrigerator to cool down.
  2. Cook the potatoes with the skin in salted water, about 20 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, peel and mash potatoes with a fork or grater.
  3. Sift the flour into a bowl and thoroughly mix in the salt and yeast. Add the olive oil, balsamic glaze, potato mash and water to create sticky dough.
  4. Knead on a lightly floured surface for at least 10 minutes or until a smooth and elastic dough forms. Place in a bowl, cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
  5. Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a rectangle. Cut into three strips and twist each strip to create the baguette shape. Place the baguettes on a baking tray lined with baking paper, cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour to rise.
  6. Preheat the oven to 230°C and place a heatproof bowl with hot water on the bottom of the oven to create steam.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180°C and bake for further 20 minutes. In the middle of baking time turn around the tray so the baguettes bake evenly.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack and cool down completely before serving.

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