Baguettes by Brit
[Cuidad de Panamá, Rep. of Panamá; 08º 55.2'N/079º 31.9' W]
Hello World, with Britt and Axel aboard, is a beautiful new Sunbeam 53 with a home port in Germany. Britt's baguette's are so good and so authentic that French cruisers have asked for lessons.
750 g wheat flour
3 teaspoons salt
1 pkg dry yeast (30 g)
1/2 liter water
1 egg, beaten
Put flour in a large bowl, mix salt and yeast. Stir in warm water and make a soft dough. Knead for 10-15 until the dough shows some bubbles. Let rise in covered bowl for 45 minutes. The dough should be double in size by then. Punch down the dough and knead a little. Divide dough into four parts and knead each part for a while. Form 40 cm long rolls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise for another 1/2 hour. Brush baguettes with beaten egg and cut the surface. Preheat oven to 220°C (428 F) and bake baguettes for about 35 minutes. Put a cup of water into the oven to get a nice crust. Makes four (4) baguettes.