You will need
- 5-10 grams of dry yeast
- 2 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 375 ml warm water
- 500 grams of flour
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Take some warm water, add sugar, yeast and 2-3 pinches of flour. Stir, cover with a towel or napkin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes to form a foam.
Add in the yeast mixture, remaining water and salt. Gradually stir in the flour and add the oil.
Knead the dough. It should not be too steep and a bit sticky. The less you knead the dough, moristee you get a baguette.
Shape the baguettes: long and narrow loaf of bread with several parallel slanting notches. Put them on a baking sheet, sprinkled with flour. Cover with towel and let rise in a warm place until the baguettes will not increase significantly in size (from 15 to 90 minutes).
While the bread rises, preheat the oven to 200-240 degrees Celsius. On the bottom of the oven you need to put a container of water to generate steam. Bake the baguettes with steam for 10 minutes. Then remove the bowl of water and continue to bake for another 10-15 minutes.
The baguettes are ready to shift to a Board or grid to cool them down.