Thermomix Sourdough Baguettes
Sourdough baguettes made in the Thermomix! How easy is that? In this recipe I will show you exactly how to do it. All you need is patience and time!
This recipe makes 4 baguettes. I figured since I’m going through the same process whether I’m making 2 or 4 baguettes, I’ll just make 4. They keep pretty well. However if you only want 2, just halve everything.
You will need the following:
For the baguettes:
5 cups organic, unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons salt
1 1/2 cups sourdough starter
1 1/2 cups water
Other useful tools:
Cooking oil (to grease the bowl)
a baguette tray or parchment-lined baking tray
a lame or a razor blade
a spray bottle
ice cubes, optional
Place flour, salt, starter, and water in the Thermomix mixing bowl. Cover with the lid and measuring cup. Turn the settings to Knead and timer to 3 minutes.
To make without a Thermomix: stir flour, salt, starter, and water in a large mixing bowl. Mix until a shaggy dough forms. Knead in the bowl, adding flour as needed, for about 10 minutes. Continue with the recipe.
Remove the mixture from the bowl and place it on a floured work table and shape it into a ball. Let the dough rise in a well-oiled bowl, covered, in the refrigerator overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator and allow it to warm up at room temperature for about 2 hours.
Divide the dough into 4 pieces, about 12 oz each, and stretch them into tight baguette shapes. Place each one on a baguette tray or a parchment-lined baking tray. Cover the baguettes and let them rise until they have doubled in size, about 4 hours.
Preheat the oven to 450° F. Spray the baguettes lightly with water using the spay bottle. Using a lame or a sharp razor blade, slash the tops of the loaves diagonally 3 or 4 times (this will allow them to expand more easily while baking).
Place the loaves in the oven and immediately spray them, and the inside of the oven, with water. Repeat this step after about 5 minutes of baking. Alternatively, you can toss in some ice cubes on the floor of the oven.
Bake the loaves 25–30 minutes, until they are golden and the crust is crisp.
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