aguette [baˈɡɛt] is the best bread ever! No wonder that ten billion of these long, thin loaves are produced each year in France. Baguette has a diameter of about 5 or 6 centimeters (2″ or 2.3″), and it’s usual length is 65 centimeters (26″), but it can be up to a meter (40″) long! A traditional French baguette is made of four ingredients: flour, yeast, salt and water, and this rule is proscribed by the law – The Bread Decree of 1993!
Nowadays, besides the traditional one, you can find different kinds of baguettes – sprinkled with sesame, poppy or pumpkin seeds, or with other flours added (corn flour, rye flour) etc.
There is an interesting story about the origin of the baguette’s shape. The legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte himself requested his army boulangers to create a thin, elongated loaf, so his soldiers could carry the bread effortlessly – in their trousers!
Wheater you’ll carry it in your trousers, or under your arm, first you have to make one, and here is the simplest baguette recipe ever, so: 3-2-1 – bake!!
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