Last night I went to a woman's apartment who taught us how to bake baguettes. She bakes them every other day for her family. She decided to start teaching others how to bake baguettes and requests that each person who comes needs to give a donation to Hot Bread Kitchen. Great idea.
The process is simple but I guarantee you it is all about a sixth sense. You begin with live yeast, very warm water and sugar.
You mix that with some flour, continuing to stir until there are no bubbles. The consistency is like soup. That sits covered for about an hour.
Then you add more flour and sea salt and just stir until everything is really incorporated. Slowly adding in the flour. This rises for about 2 more hours.
Then it is ready and you have to move quickly.
Take some flour and put it on the kitchen counter. Pour some dough out which is about the size of an orange.
You flip is once to cover with flour and then put it on the bread trays. Bake for about 25 minutes.
I won't share the recipe until I try it at home. Looks simple but my gut tells me she just made is look that way. I took my baguette home, hot out of the oven and shared it with the family. Pretty damn good.