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Baguettes for Beginners

While we are under strict stay at home orders, many of us are spending more time in the kitchen and honing our home chef skills. Bread has been a harder-to-find commodity these days and bread-making essentials like wheat and yeast are selling fast through online retailers. What's a carb-loving family to do? Add homemade bread to our kitchen skills of course! If you are ready to take your relationship with bread to the next level, we've got a simple homemade bread recipe just for you! Making bread requires few ingredients and is actually a simple process. All you need is time and a little patience and your house will smell better than any scented candle. Ready?

Here's all you need:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (you can mix or sub with white flour)
  • 1 1/4 tsp yeast (diluted into a small amount of warm water)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water

If you are having trouble sourcing flour and yeast just click on the links!

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Knead bread for 8 minutes
  3. Allow to raise under a damp towel for 1 1/2 hours
  4. Shape into a loaf
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes with a cup of water nearby in the oven (to humidify the oven)
  6. EAT!