For weeks I couldn’t get my baguettes just the way I wanted. This method works perfectly and has become my baguette hack.

SOURDOUGH BAGUETTES

SOURDOUGH BAGUETTES

Yield: 4 Loaves
Prep Time: 8 hours
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Ferment Time: 1 day 12 hours
Total Time: 1 day 20 hours 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150 g (Fed, Active) Starter
  • 725 g (Well, Spring) Room Temperature Water
  • 1000 g Organic White Bread Flour
  • 25 g Sea Salt

Instructions

    • Ready Starter - Feed starter the night before the bake. 12 hours later feed it again. Once the starter doubles within 4 hours or triples in 6 it is ready
    • Mix Dough/Let Rest - Combine starter and water. Mix wellAdd flour and salt. Mix only until rough. Let rest 30 -60 minutes
    • Stretch and Folds - 2 – 3 hours. 78 to 82 degrees. Stretch and fold every 30 min 4 times.
    • Bulk Fermentation - 3-6 hours. 78-82 degrees. The dough should rise by at least 50%
    • Shape Loaf - Loaves should be shaped twice for the best-looking results. Rest in between 15-30 min
    • Final Proof/ Cold Retard - Prepare banneton with gluten-free flour. Put loaves in a proofing bowl/banneton. Refrigerate. Cold proof 24 -48 hours
    • Baking Your Baguettes - Move the racks in your oven to allow for a pan on bottom rack and loaves on upper rack. Preheat oven to 450 degrees with pan on lower rack. To prepare loaves remove one banneton from the refrigerator and turn out the dough onto your counter. With a long knife, cut loaf in half lengthwise. Working with with one half, stretch to desired length and then fold over to tuck the sticky dough inside. Put a small amount of olive oil in your hand and lightly coat the top of the baguette. Place this loaf on bread pan and then score with four long, downward cuts. Repeat with second half. Place pan with dough on top rack. Dump tray of ice cubes into hot pan on lower rack. Bake for 24 minutes. Repeat this entire last step for the second banneton of dough in your refrigerator.


    When it comes to bread you’ll need to practice, adjust, and practice again. Below you’ll find the form I use to keep track of my bakes and perfect my loaves. It really helps. You’re welcome!!


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    Lauren

    I'm on a mission to create and promote gut-friendly food that is nutritious and delicious. Making food taste good is rarely difficult but making food consistently healthy and crave-worthy, well that takes effort. Food isn't neutral. Either it's helping or harming us. My goal is to create a table filled with real food that helps build a happy and healthy community.

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