Bread Machine Recipes

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Sourdough Baguettes

Cooking Directions:
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2 cups healthy active sourdough starter
1 1/4 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 cups bread flour

Knead the first two ingredients for 5 minutes, then allow to sit in the
pan for 8 hours. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Select the dough
cycle and press start.

When the dough is done remove from the pan and form into 3 balls of
roughly the same size. Form a long narrow rope from each ball. Ropes
should be as long as your baking sheet and bout 1 1/2-inch in diameter.
Allow to rise on a greased baking sheet for 1 to 2 hours. If you arrange
the ropes within 1 inch of each other and seperate them with narrow strips
of wax paper, they will support each other as they rise and have less
tendency to flatten.

Just before baking, brush with cold water and then make short diagonal
slashes along the entire length. Leave the waxed paper in place and bake
in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes. Every 10 or so minutes
drop ice cubes on your oven's floor, this will generate steam and give
your bread that traditional crust. Once they have done, seperate them and
place on a cooling rack to cool.

This recipe yields 3 baguettes.

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