Baguette is a long, narrow loaf of French bread that is hard, crusty and golden-brown on the outside.
The crispy crust is what sets French baguettes apart from other similar breads.
Baguette is iconic to France; French baguette sandwich is famous the world over.
Baguette can be served and eaten as is, to accompany a meal. They are also cut lengthwise and served as a sandwich, such as French-Vietnamese Banh Mi, a popular bread with savory meat and vegetables in Vietnam.
How to Make Baguette?
To make baguette, you need a mother dough, or Poolish. This is a baguette recipe with Poolish.
Poolish is also called Pre-ferment, a technique in bread making where a starter dough is made the night before by mixing flour, water and yeast together.
The dough is left to ferment overnight, or 12-16 hours until bubbles break out from the surface of the Poolish.
The mother dough is then used to create the final dough to make the baguette.
Making baguette at home is actually quite easy, and I have step-by-step picture and recipe guide below.
This recipe is fail-proof, fool-proof and the end results are very authentic.
It does take a bit of time to make the baguettes, but they are so worth it as the aromas of fresh bread fill and linger in the kitchen.
How to Eat a Baguette?
Here are a few common ways to serve and eat a baguette:
- Serve as a side to a meal. Slice the baguettes and spread some butter.
- Slice a baguette lengthwise and turn it into a sandwich, such as Garlic bread.
- Texas Toast
Serve Baguette with:
Baguette is delicious when it’s sliced to sop up the sauce, such as the dishes below. Delicious!