Versatile! That’s Sturdiwheat Baguette Mix
Add some Rosemary and Voila!
This was a great success. Add a few tablespoons of chopped rosemary – This was with fresh rosemary – Don’t be shy about the spice. Let it sing! Add it at the same time the water is added. Crush the rosemary with a small bit of oil in a mortar and pestle if you have one to force the flavors. If using dry rosemary, be sure to crush the spice.
Let is rise for up to 24 hours. Punch down a couple of times during the rise. The long rise isn’t necessary, but the flavor and texture improve with the longer rise. Let the loaves rise for an hour or so after shaping the loaves. Put a pan of HOT water on the bottom shelf of the oven when preheating is started. This moisture is so important for getting that wonderful artisan crust.
Slit the loaves across the top with a serrated knife or a scissors just before putting the loaves in the oven. Also, spray the top well with water. Spray twice more during baking. This water also goes to giving you that beautiful crust.
Bake as directed on the package at 425 degrees – but bake for 30-35 minutes until the crust is a golden brown. A longer baking time is required because these loaves are thicker than the baguette loaves.
This bread turned out so beautifully. The texture was exquisite. The crust – Exceptional. Use this Baguette Mix in many ways. Test it out! Let us know what happens.
Enjoy this Rosemary Artisan Bread and the compliments you will be hearing! And be sure to visit Sturdiwheat for this and other great mixes.