Easy Weeknight Baguette

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By now no one should be surprised when I say that I love carbs.  And I really love the process of baking homemade bread.  The smell of bread baking is one of the best smells for a cozy house.  But between some late nights at work and the traffic getting home that is often a weekend smell.  I might have found an answer to that dilemma!

I made some homemade stew this week and… forgot the bread!  That can’t happen.  All the work for a delicious velvety homemade soup and no bread?!?  Tragedy!

So I found this quick, tasty, and fun Baguette recipe.  Delicious dinner saved!

Easy Weeknight Baguette

From Brooke Mcaly at babble.com

2 cups warm water

1 packet yeast

2 tbsp sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt

4 cups flour

3-4 cups ice

 

Mix together the water, yeast, and sugar.  Let this sit for 10 minutes until very foamy.

Stir in the flour and salt to form a soft dough.  Knead until elastic and smooth.

Cut the dough into four pieces and roll each into a thin rope.

Twist two together, being careful to seal the ends. Repeat with the other two ropes.

Put the loaves on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and let it rise for 30 minutes.

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degree.

Put the loaves into the oven on the middle rack and quickly toss the ice cubes onto the floor of the oven.

Close the oven door and do not open for at least 15 minutes.

Bake the bread for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy your homemade bread on a weeknight!

 

Easy Weeknight Baguette

2 cups warm water

1 packet yeast

2 tbsp sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt

4 cups flour

3-4 cups ice

 

Mix together the water, yeast, and sugar.  Let this sit for 10 minutes.

Stir in the flour and salt to form a soft dough.  Knead until elastic and smooth.

Cut the dough into four pieces and roll each into a rope.

Twist two together, being careful to seal the ends. Repeat with the other two ropes.

Put the loaves on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and let it rise for 30 minutes.

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degree.

Put the loaves into the oven on the middle rack and quickly toss the ice cubes onto the floor of the oven.  Close the oven door and do not open for at least 15 minutes.

Bake the bread for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown.

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