Homemade French-Style Baguettes

homemade French style baguette
Today is an exciting day. We are leaving for NYC and plan to spend a few nights there. For once, it’s going to be a fun, non-business trip. I’m excited, especially since I’ll be spending a birthday there :) And I get to see this lady. I’ll still be posting tomorrow so check back in for a fun fashion post! Until then, enjoy these baguette photos which totally remind me of our trip to Paris, though the baguettes are more French-style and not quite as crispy and hard. A actually said he preferred them this way.
Thanks for reading and have a happy Thursday!

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1 T yeast
2 T honey
1/2 c warm water
3 3/4 c + 1 T flour
3/4 c warm water
ice cubes 
Mix yeast, honey, and 1/2 c warm water in a mixing bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes. Add in flour and 3/4 c water alternately and mix well to combine. Knead dough until dough is elastic and bounces back when pressed in with finger. Cover for 25-30 minutes and then divide dough in half. Roll out each half into a rectangle. Fold in thirds (longways), making sure to seal (pinch) ends well. Place each baguette on a greased baking sheet that is dusted with cornmeal. Cut several diagonal slashes into tops of baguettes. 
Place on middle rack in 450F preheated oven. At the same time, place several ice cubes in a pan on the bottom rack of the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes. 

* Recipe slightly adapted from this recipe

homemade French style baguette



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