I found this incredible French Baguette recipe a few months ago, and I can't get enough of this bread! It's by far the most tasty bread I have ever
had, it's always fresh (because you made it), it's incredibly inexpensive, and it's great for sandwiches. You can find the original recipe
, however, it requires a bread machine to use. So, I'm going to show you how you
can make this without a bread machine (and a few extra tricks)
(This makes two 12" Baguettes)
• 1 cup water
• 2 1/2 cups bread flour
• 1 tablespoon white sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
• 1 egg yolk
• 1 tablespoon water
1. Combine very warm water, active dry yeast, and sugar and allow to proof (leave in a bowl for 10 minutes.
2. Once the 10 minutes is up, add the salt, then add the flower and knead until no longer sticky.
3. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to coat all sides. Cover, and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until tripled in bulk. Dough is
ready if indentation remains when touched.
4. Punch down dough. and let rise for another hour. On a lightly floured surface, roll into a 16x12 inch rectangle. Cut dough in half, creating two
8x12 inch rectangles. Roll up each half of dough tightly, beginning at 12 inch side, pounding out any air bubbles as you go. Roll gently back and
forth to taper end. Place 3-5 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Make deep diagonal slashes across loaves every 2 inches, or make one lengthwise
slash on each loaf. Cover, and let rise in a warm place for 30 to 40 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.
5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Mix egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water; brush over tops of loaves.
6. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
So how does this all add up to $1.89? Per sub? Well, here's a basic rundown for those who have NO ingredients (prices will vary from store to
890 mL Mayonnaise = $3.00
200 g of deli meat = $6.10
1 Head of Lettuce = $1.50
12 pack Large Eggs = $2.78
113g Quick Rise Dry Yeast = $4.27
2.5kg bag of Bread Flour = $4.27
2kg bag of Granulated White Sugar = $2.47
1kg Salt = $0.94
Total cost before taxes: $25.33
Using the costs of the products listed above, and calculating the amount needed for two sandwiches, you'll spend:
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise = $0.04
1 slice of deli meat = $0.50
1 Lettuce leaf = $0.07
1 pack egg yolk = $0.23
1.5 teaspoon Quick Rise Dry Yeast = $0.53
2.5 cups of Bread Flour = $0.51
1 Tablespoon Granulated White Sugar = $0.01
1 Teaspoon Salt = $0.005
Total cost for 2 12" sub = $1.89
You could go further by growing your own lettuce, raising chickens for eggs/meat, and buying in bulk. However, if you don't want to go through all the
time required to do those extra things, and just need a simple way to eat inexpensively, try making this easy recipe today!
My wife and I cut the sub in half and each have a 6" one to ourselves
edit on 13/12/15 by Ghost147 because: (no reason given)
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