Monday, May 5, 2014

Baguette and Garlic bread from scratch with step by step pictures

Garlic bread is something which we all love at home.Usually when  we go for a pizza night, we order  garlic bread and some chicken wings  to go with it and  more than the pizza I enjoy the garlic bread and chicken wings .Supermarkets here sell descent garlic bread  so I never bothered to make it from scratch..Couple of weeks back, me and my blogger buddy MJ did a baking workshop for a couple for some lovely ladies at my place. I was in charge of cake and MJ  did  a bread, and the taste and  smell of freshly baked home -made bread totally inspired me to get into bread baking.

When I first moved to UK  it really amazed me when I saw breads in all size and shapes with all fancy names..till then I have only tasted the soft white everyday  bread from bakeries and they were simply the best. My first impression after I ate the bread from here was “ eww its not sweet and its not soft "  I didn’t like the breads here at all , after all  it’s not easy to adjust to an acquired taste is it ?? Can’t remember when I started enjoying the breads here  and developed a liking for brown bread over the white ones and then later on I  explored the fancy breads in all shapes...crunchy outside soft inside ones became  my favourite  ….now I am converted.I like my bread the way we get here and if u can make them at home it tastes even better!!

Coming to todays bread, its Baguette.. a long french bread which is crunchy outside and soft inside and its so easy to bake too !

Recipe source from here
Ingredients for baguette
All purpose flour/ Maida – 2 ½ cup
Instant yeast -  1 ½ tsp
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Warm water – 1 cup
Egg yolk – 1(dilute the  egg yolk with  1 tbs of water)


  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1 cup of warm water and let it froth for 5 minutes
  • Measure flour and salt into a bowl.
  • Add the yeast solution to it and knead it well for 5 minutes into smooth dough.
  • Cover the dough with a cling film or a damp cloth and let it rise for 1 hour or until double.
  • Divide the dough into two halves.

  • Roll the dough into rectangles of  8 inch * 12 inch 

  • Roll the sheet from the 12 inch side tightly to a log. Repeat the same with other half of the dough.

  • With a knife score a line (2 inches apart) on both  logs.

  • Cover it with cling wrap and let it rise for another 30-45 minutes.

  • Give it an egg wash and bake it in a preheated oven at 190 degree C for 25 minutes.

For garlic bread (recipe adapted from here)
Baguette – 2 ( sliced )
For spread
Softened Butter – ½ ( unsalted)
Garlic cloves – 3 ( crushed)
Parsley leaves- finely chopped – 1 tbs
Salt ( optional)  If u like ur bread with salt ,use either salted butter or add little salt.

Mix all the ingredients for the spread and spread it lavishly onto both sides of the sliced bread.
Arrange them in a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 5-8 minutes.
Serve hot   and enjoy!


nandoos Kitchen said...

looks yumm..

Rafeeda AR said...

this looks really good dear... even i love the baguettes and garlic bread... u r really tempting me to try...

Resna Nishad said...

Looks yummy..lovely click really attractive..

Pari Vasisht said...

Well made.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

adpoly recipe...looks inviting
Tasty Appetite

Julie said...

I loved the golden crust..looks awesome n love garlic bread too :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

I too didn't like the breads here very much...but now have started enjoying them and not a week goes by without me picking up a loaf of bread from the store.
Garlic bread are our family favourite though I always make it with store bought baguettes..Your baguette turned out beautiful

Sony P said...

Baguette and garlic bread looks perfectly made...... They are awesum!! Happy to follow you dear, would gr8 if you follow me back.

Priya Suresh said...

Baguette looks fantastic, those garlic bread slices are torturing me.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

Hi Vineetha. Some time since I got here last. Nice post. It's our favorite too. Esp with pizza but never have bothered to make it from scratch.

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

The pictorial is awesome Vinee...Looks really good and we love garlic bread too. So how r u?