I love making bread but my go-to recipe for that divinest of baguettes - French Bread, leaves me cold. I don't know why I haven't sought a new recipe before now, maybe becuase I don't make it often.
I made this recipe yesterday and wished I had just gone to the store and bought a couple baguettes.
The bread is dense but soft, chewy, too much like a long loaf of white bread. I would like a bread that is crusty on the outside, soft and billowy on the inside....
My recipe came with my stand mixer... I have googled French Bread recipes....many are similar to mine....
Here is my recipe, it makes two baguette loaves:
2 packages yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
7 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons corn meal (for the bottom of the loaf pans)
1 egg white and 1 tablespoon water to glaze
Any and all help is appreciated! Thanks.