White Baguette Bread

Ingredients

  • 150g Doves Farm Organic Strong White Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • 325ml tepid water
  • 150g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp Doves Farm Vitamin C
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Freee Rice Flour for dusting

Method

  1. Put the bread flour and yeast into a large bowl and blend them together.
  2. Stir in the water to make a batter, cover the bowl and leave it in a warm place for 2–12 hours.
  3. Measure the plain flour, sugar and salt into another bowl. Sieve the vitamin C into the bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Add this to the batter and stir to form a dough mass.
  5. Gather the dough together with your hands and knead for 100 presses.
  6. Cover the dough bowl with oiled cling film and leave it in a warm place for the dough to double in size, which will take about an hour.
  7. Dust a double baguette tin with rice flour or make two 45cm/15” long pleats in a tea towel dusted with rice flour and line a baking tray with parchment. Pre-heat the oven.
  8. Knead the dough for another 100 presses.
  9. Cut the dough in half and shape or roll each into a cylinder the length of your prepared tin or cloth.
  10. Loosely cover the baguettes and leave them to rise in a warm place for 35 minutes.
  11. Remove the cling film. If using tea towels gently transfer the risen baguettes to the prepared baking tray.
  12. Bake for 25–30 minutes.
  13. Leave to cool on a wire rack.