Continuing on with my little bread-making craze, I spent a great part of Friday making Baguettes! I started the “starter” the night before and Friday morning began the long “proofing” stage. By Friday evening we had 3 crispy baguettes that we could not keep our hands off! It really is such a satisfying feeling to bake bread, you feel like you are directly sustaining your family. Sort of like regardless what happens, I can make bread! And we can live off bread! I know I sound completely ridiculous, BUT you start to see how homemaking is a real job. You save money, nourish your body and warm your home (with the oven heated up for baking-HA!). I am definitely proud and have even more respect for homemakers everywhere!
Here is the recipe for Classic Baguettes at the King Arthur Flour site!
Buy vs. Bake
Buy: Artisan bakery 9-ounce baguette, $2.95
Bake at home: Homemade 9-ounce baguette, 43¢