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Mini baguettes

4
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
3 hr 5 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Moderate

Ingredients

Plain flour

280 g, plus extra for dusting

Dry yeast

5 g

Instructions

  1. Lightly dust the WW Mini Bread Mould tray with flour and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, yeast, ¾ teaspoon salt and ¼ cup (60ml) lukewarm water in a medium glass or stainless steel bowl. Gradually pour in a further 150ml lukewarm water. Mix with a wooden spoon until it forms a sticky dough. Cover and set aside for 30-45 minutes, until slightly risen.
  3. Use wet hands to knead dough on a lightly floured surface for about 10-12 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Shape into a log about 32cm in length. Divide into 8 x 4cm-long pieces and place into prepared bread moulds. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rest at room temperature for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until doubled in volume.
  4. Preheat oven to 180°C. Fill a shallow-sided baking tray with water and place on bottom shelf of oven (see tip). Use a sharp knife to lightly score about 3 incisions into each baguette. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and crisp. Stand for 5 minutes before gently turning out onto a wire rack. Lightly dust with flour and allow to cool completely before serving.

Notes

TIP: Filling a tray with water and placing in the oven creates a moist environment for the baguettes to steam and helps to produce a crispy crust. Scoring the baguettes allows the air to escape, helping to produce the air pockets inside the bread.