Sourdough baguettes

Yield: 5 servings

Measure Ingredient
1¼ cup Starter, at room temp.
¼ cup Water
2 teaspoons Olive oil
2½ cup Bread flour
¾ teaspoon Salt
1½ tablespoon Sugar
2 teaspoons Yeast

Take starter out of fridge the night before starting bread. Feed starter (1 c AP Flour, ½ c Water) and let it come to room temp as it is digesting the feeding. Put ingredients into the pan in the order listed. Set for dough , press start.

When the cycle is completed, remove dough, squeeze out gasses, place in a bowl, cover with a damp teatowel and let rest for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle corn meal on the counter, shape dough into 2 thin cylenders, place loaves into baguette pan, cover with a teatowel and let rise in the fridge 12 to 24 hours.

Remove from fridge, sprinkle with water, and let sit until fully risen. Sprinkle with water again and bake in conventional oven at 375 F for 30 minutes or until brown and crusty. For really crusty bread, spray with water every 5 minutes while baking! Notes from Gord: I feed the starter after taking the required amount out. Then I let it sit out overnite and refigerate it. That way I can take it out of the fridge in the AM, let it work til the afternoon, make the dough, put it in the baguette pan and put it in the refigerator. The next day I'll take it out mid morning and let it rise, then bake it about 4-5 PM. Voila, fresh baguettes for supper.

This way saves one day in the process which is long enough as it is! NOTE: THIS RECIPE CAN ALSO BE BAKED IN THE BREADMAKER ON REGULAR CYCLE. (Note form G: I've done this once and it is ok but not nearly as sour and not nearly as crusty.)

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