Whole Wheat Baguettes

Last night I made some whole wheat baguettes to have with dinner.  I figured I had the whole wheat flour…. finally… why not make some baguettes with it!

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Sandie

Here are the ingredients.

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I began by adding the whole wheat flour, brown sugar and yeast to the bowl of my stand mixer, stirring it and then adding in the warm water.

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I gave it a quick mix until it was combined.

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And then added the white flour and salt.

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And mixed to combine. You can see how the dough is already starting to pull away from the sides of the bowl.  This is where I switched from my paddle attachment to the dough hook.

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I let the mixer knead the dough for about 6 or 7 minutes, until it was smooth but still a little bit sticky. I formed it into a ball and put it back into a greased bowl.

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I covered the dough/bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise until almost doubled, about one hour.

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I punched the dough down, split it in half and then rolled each piece into a log, about 8 inches long.  You can roll it out longer if you want a longer baguette.

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Cut slits in each of them across the top and let them rise for another 45 minutes or so.

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After 45 minutes, I baked them at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

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And here they are, fresh from the oven and ready for dinner!

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Recipe

Whole Wheat Baguettes

Preparation Time: 15 minutes  Rising Time: 1 hr 45 min Cooking Time: 30 minutes  Servings: 2 baguettes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt

Directions

  1. In bowl of a stand mixer, combine whole wheat flour, brown sugar and yeast.
  2. Add water and mix to combine.
  3. Add all-purpose flour and salt and mix until combined.
  4. Switch to dough hook and knead dough for 5 minutes on medium speed, until dough is smooth and slightly sticky.
  5. Shape dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased large bowl.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place 1 hour until doubled.
  7. Punch down dough, and split into 2 equal pieces.
  8. Roll each piece  log, about 8 inches long. .
  9. Place loaves on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  10. Using a sharp knife,  cut slits on top of each loaf.
  11. Cover dough and let rise 45 minutes until nearly doubled.
  12. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  13. Bake loaves 30 minutes until golden brown.
  14. Let cool.
  15. Slice and enjoy!
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