20 January 2014

French Baguettes




I've been looking for French bread pans for a looong time; couldn't find them anywhere. Then, one day, I walked in a 'Salvation Army' store (op-shop / second hand store with donated items). I was so excited when I saw these beautiful  pans, still in original package. I could tell they were laying in someones cupboard for a long time, collecting dust and  waiting to be used. I was even happier, when had to pay only $2 for them. They're now in regular use; I bake all sorts of breads in them (not only French-ones).

Ingredients: (for 2 baguettes)
3 cups bakers flour
1 tbs milk powder, see* (note)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp honey
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
2 tbs oil
1 1/3 cups water (skin warm)
*(or, omit milk powder and use 2/3 cup milk instead + 2/3 cup water)
Method:
Place all ingredients into a bread making machine and program it for dough, or do it by hand - Start the yeast in a little warm water mixed with a teas of flour; Add the rest of ingredients and make a soft pliable dough. Knead for 5-10 minutes. Let it double (covered) in a warm spot. Divide dough into 2, shape long baguettes and place them into pans. Cover with a clean cloth and let it rest for 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 170-180*C. Make 2-3 scores on top of each baguette, pour 1/2 cup water on bottom of your oven, place pans in the middle rack, close oven quickly and bake for 25 minutes . Take them out and cool on a rack.



I made these with 1/3 rye  flour (same recipe) and sunflower and caraway seeds.
Ove su napravljene sa 1/3 razanog brasna (isti recept) i sjemenkama suncokreta i komoraca.

 Francuske Bagete


Dugo sam trazila kalupe za Francuske bagete; nigdje ih nisam mogla kupiti.  Onda, jednog dana, usetala sam u prodavnicu  'Armije Spasa' (upotrebljavana roba koja je donirana). Tako sam se odusevila kada sam ugledala ove divne kalupe, jos u originalnom pakovanju. Zakljucila sam da su kod nekoga jako dugo lezale u
kuhinji, skupljajuci prasinu i cekajuci na nekoga ko ce ih upotrijebiti.  Jos sam bila sretnija, kada sam za njih platila samo 2$. Sada su u redovnoj upotrebi; pecem razne vrste vekni u njima (ne samo Francuske).


Potrebno: (za 2 bagete)
3 solje brasna (za peciva)
1 K mlijeka u prahu, vidi *objasnjenje
1 k soli 
2 k meda
1 1/2 k instant kvasca
2 K ulja
1 1/3 solje  vode
* (umjesto mlijeka u prahu mozete upotrijebiti 2/3 solje mlijeka i 2/3 solje vode)
Nacin:
Umijesite tijesto pomocu masine za hljeb / kruh, ili to ucinite rucno - Aktivirajte kvasac sa malo tople vode i brasna; dodajte ostale sastojke i umijesite mekano tijesto. Ostavite na toplom mjestu da nadodje. Zatim podijelite tijesto, oblikujte u 2 bagete. Ubacite u kalupe
 i ostavite na toplom mjestu, pokriveno cistom krpom, oko 45 min. Zagrijte rernu na 170-180*C. Napravite 2-3 reza na povrsini svake bagete. Smjestite kalupe u sredinu, uspite 1/2 solje vode na dno rerne, brzo zatvorite   i pecite oko 25 minuta. Ispeceno izvadite i ostavite hladiti na resetki.


11 comments:

  1. Beautiful! and mmmm..the crust...so irresistible!

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  2. I wish I knew how to bake with yeast :) your bread looks great !

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  3. Kako divni kalupi, nisam ih vidjela ranije. Odlicno izgledaju bagete :)

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  4. Nikad nisam vidjela ove kalupe, tako praktično

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  5. they look very professional:)

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  6. Clever you... that baguette, piece of brie, little red wine and I'm in heaven. :) ela

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  7. Kalup je mrak, a i baguetti su super, sviđa mi se što si koristila raženo brašno

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  8. Odlični baguetti, ali oko mi je zapelo za kalupe! :)

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  9. just $2? wow, that's a wonderful deal! very nice baguettes and the crust looks great!

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  10. The pans for $2, lucky deal, the breads look superb..

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