Baguettes Recipe #BloggersBakeAlong

For our #BloggersBakeAlong this week, we have used Paul Hollywood’s baguette recipe. We don’t have a couche (special heavy linen mat for shaping the bread and absorbing the moisture) or a dough hook, that this recipe requires so we improvised.

Easy baguettes recipe. Quick recipe for making baguettes based on Paul Hollywood's baguette recipe as seen on The Great British Bake Off BBC1. A beautiful, light bake for these baguettes is made possible due to adding slightly more water than necessary to form a wetter dough. Delicious with dairy free spread, butter or jam and a cup of tea. Enjoy!
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Our Easy Baguettes Recipe Based on Paul Hollywood’s Version


Easy Baguettes Recipe #BloggersBakeAlong
Recipe Type: Bread
Author: Bek Dillydrops based on Paul Hollywood’s Baguette Recipe
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Serves: 4 baguettes
This is how we made our baguettes, based on Paul Hollywood’s Baguette Recipe.
  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 5g salt
  • 7g dried yeast
  • 400ml cool water
  1. Oil a 2.5 litre square tub.
  2. Put the flour, salt and yeast into a large bowl. Make sure the yeast isn’t put directly on the salt as this stops the yeast from working properly.
  3. Use a dough hook or our version, a wooden spoon, to gradually mix in the water. Mix until elastic (it will stretch about 20cm or so if you pull it apart with your hands.) This dough will be quite wet.
  4. Put the dough into the oiled square tub. Cover and leave for 1 hour.
  5. Slowly, tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Handle lightly.
  6. Divide the dough into 4 pieces.
  7. Gently, make a rectangle from each of the 4 pieces of dough. Roll these up, without pushing too much air out of the dough.
  8. Place on a baking tray. Leave to rise.
  9. Pre-heat the oven to 220C Fan/ Gas 9. Put a small tray of water in the bottom of the oven.
  10. Dust the baguettes lightly with flour. Make diagonal slashes on the tops using a very sharp knife.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Weighing 500g flour
Add the salt and yeast making sure they are separate
Mix the dough using a dough hook or our cheaper version
Keep kneading until the dough is elastic
Put in an oiled square containers
Leave for an hour to double in size
Gently tip out onto a floured surface
Roll into baguette shapes and slash with a knife
Put warm baguettes on a wire rack to coolEnjoy your fresh baguette with butter or jam
Have you tried any of the recipes from The Great British Bake Off yet? Which was your favourite?
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