Thermomix baguettes

 

I do love to return to basics and this classic from Fast and Easy Cooking (for the TM3) was one I cut my teeth on, so to speak, all those years ago when the Thermomix was new to me. It never fails. I made some this morning and then realised that I didn't have it in my recipes. That had to be rectified.

Thermomix baguettes

  • Servings: 2 loaves
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

420 g water

7g pkt instant yeast

1 tbl sugar

650g strong bread flour

2 tsp salt

1 egg white mixed with 1 tbl water to brush before baking. I also like to add sea salt and poppy seeds or sesame seeds.


Method

Warm the water to37° before adding the dried yeast and sugar mix on sp2 for a few seconds

Add flour, then salt and mix sp 3 until combined, about 20 seconds

Knead for 2 ½ minutes, dough setting

Leave in TM ( if you can spare it for an hour, otherwise turn out into a lightly oiled bowl and cover) until doubled in size. Leaving in a warm draught free place will aid the proof.

Knock back by kneading again on dough setting for a minute

Turn out onto work surface /mat and divide into 2 or 3 equal pieces

Sometimes I use a three part baguette form silicone bake ware or for a thicker loaf a two part bakeware (shown below)

Roll each piece flat with a rolling pin – you will see air bubbles popping- then roll the rectangle up to a size smaller than length of bakeware as it is going to rise and spread again.

Set aside (ideally inside a very large plastic bag,or alternatively cover with clean tea towel )and leave until doubled in size. This will take another hour.

 

During this second rise preheat oven to 190°C/375°F


Brush the loaves before scoring and baking for 40-45 minutes in preheated oven.


Leave dough to rise in TM bowl
Roll out after first proof
Roll into two baguettes and rise for second time
Brush with poppy seeds and salted egg white
Lovely crispy finish

Enjoy!

Anne

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Sadly, I’ve never heard of a Thermomix but the baguettes look fabulous!

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