One such bread on my mind has been the french baguette which I love to eat with noodles or pastas as a side dish or even for toasts or open faced sandwiches.
I had bookmarked the recipe for a long time and got around making it only recently. It is definitely worth a try. Off late with BM running interesting themes, it only justifies to deliver out of your comfort zones like everyone else around..
2 cups bread flour/ plain flour (APF/ Wheat flour)
2 1/4 tspn instant dry yeast
2 tspn honey
1 tspn salt
1 tbsp milk for brushing
Oil to brush the container
3 to 4 ice cubes
1) In a large vessel, add the flour, honey , yeast and mix well.
2) Add about 1/2 a cup of warm water, little at a time to bring the flour together
3) Gradually rub in the salt and form a firm sticky dough. If required add more water a tspn at a time. Knead the dough until it is firm and elastic
4) Cover the dough and keep it aside for 30 min.
5) Preheat the oven at around 210c for 5 min before baking
6) When the dough has risen, knead it again. Start rolling it out length wise and keep folding it over. While rolling the dough again lenght wise, use both hands and move them in opposite directions to give a wriggled effect (like you do to a cloth to squeeze out water but gently)
7) Using a sharp knife, cut out cross sections.
8) Brush the top with milk
9) Place the bread on a baking sheet and slide it in the middle rack of the oven along with ice cubes in a oven proof dish on the bottom rack. Cover the glass door over with towel before doing this. Quickly close the oven and bake for 15 min
10) Remove and let it cool down completely.