Perfect French Baguettes

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    2hrs 20mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    2
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    1179

Crusty, chewy and perfect...viva la Thermomix! If you don't have a steam oven, you can make do with the Varoma, which still gives you a chewy crust!

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/perfect-french-baguettes

recipe updated 8 Oct 2019

Ingredients

  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    2 tsp (13g)
  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    650g (about 5¼ cups)
  • Water icon
    Water
    350ml (1½ cups)
  • Dried yeast icon
    Dried yeast
    2 tsp (8g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed
  • Water icon
    Water
    1 liter (1000ml)

Tools

  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl
  • kCook icon Pizza stone
  • kCook icon Varoma tray
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add sea salt, bread flour, water and dried yeast to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Mix - approx 15 sec, speed 6
  4. Knead - approx 3 min, dough
  5. Let rest - approx 10 min
  6. Knead - approx 3 min, dough
  7. Grease a clean large mixing bowl lightly with extra virgin olive oil
  8. Transfer dough to dough
  9. Cover with plastic wrap until doubled - 3 hr
  10. Punch down
  11. Divide into halves
  12. Roll into rectangles
  13. Fold
  14. Flip upside down
  15. Transfer with parchment paper
  16. Pre-heat oven - 220°C
  17. Transfer dough to varoma tray
  18. Slice
  19. Let rise until doubled
  20. Fill with water
  21. Boil - approx 8 min, varoma, speed 2
  22. Steam - approx 10 min, varoma, speed 4
  23. Transfer content of varoma tray to pizza stone
  24. Cook until light golden - 15 min, 220°C
  25. Let cool on round wire rack
  26. Slice
  27. Serve
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