White Whole Wheat French Baguette
 
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This White Whole Wheat French Baguette has five ingredients and is so easy to make! Time to ditch those additives and preservatives!
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Recipe type: Bread/Side
Serves: 16 pieces
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 1½ tbsp rapid rise yeast
  • 2 tsp raw organic honey
  • 3¼ cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1½ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Add warm water, yeast, and honey to medium bowl. Whisk together until honey and yeast have fully dissolved, then let sit for 5 minutes or until foam forms on top.
  2. Combine white whole wheat flour with sea salt in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add in the yeast mixture, stirring to combine. Mix until dough becomes a fairly smooth ball, then knead for five minutes. I did this by hand on a floured surface, but you can also use an electric mixer {Kitchen Aid} with dough hook.
  3. Cut the dough into two equal halves, then shape into baguettes. I love the rustic look of shaping them by hand, but for a smooth professional look, you can roll them into a rectangle using a rolling pin, then roll up lengthwise and pinch off the edges to seal.
  4. Place each baguette onto greased baking sheet {seem down if you rolled out}, cover lightly with plastic wrap or clean towel and set aside to rise for 30-40 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. For an authentic look, use a serrated knife to gently make slash down the length of each baguette or diagonal lines across the top as shown in pictures above.
  6. Add water to baking sheet and place on bottom rack in oven, then bake baguette loaves for 15 minutes. For that golden/crispy outer edge, brush each baguette with melted butter halfway through baking process.
Notes
I got about 8 slices out of each loaf, nutrition info is based on dividing the two loaves into a total of 16 pieces of bread.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 95 Fat: .4 Saturated fat: 0 Unsaturated fat: 0 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 19.4 Sugar: .7 Sodium: 140 Fiber: 3.2 Protein: 3.7 Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Lemons and Basil at http://lemonsandbasil.com/white-whole-wheat-french-baguette/