No Kneading French Baguette

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I tried baking baguette a few times.  None of the past attempts could be declared as successful.  But the latest one YES.  I was thrilled about it.  What’s more, it is without kneading and requires no special technique.  Success should be shared so that joy and thrill can be extended.  Everyone becomes happy!

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I regret that I did not take photo from mixing the dough to the end product to demonstrate the simple process.  The baguette was not yet perfect but the outcome made me proud.  The crust was crispy and the interior soft.  The bread is fragrant with wheaty flavour.  One contribution to the success is the baguette from Amazon UK.  It keeps good shape of the dough.

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I would like to express my thanks to Angel Wong.  She is the runner of Toshiba Superheated Steamer Facebook Group.  With her dedication and patience, group members learn a lot of skills and improve our cooking.  The recipe tells simply to mix the ingredients, fold it twice, rest 30 minutes, fold it twice, rest 20 minutes and then leave it to the fridge until the dough size doubles (18 hours or above).  Then divide the dough, shape and fold lightly.  Stretch if to flat elongated shape.  My way is to lay them on the baguette tray.   Preheat the oven at superheated steam mode at 300C.  Baked at superheated steam mode at 250C for 10 minutes.  Then normal oven at 230 for 15 minutes.  Done and Hurray!no-kneading-french-baguette-2

The Chinese recipe and Japanese video to get through the process.  No worry, I don’t understand Japanese at all.

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