Whereas baguettes are most frequently the straightforward, crisp and chewy white flour fare seen in lots of a bakery worldwide, there are definitely different choices.  Specifically flavored baguettes could after all be made with a number of sorts of grains and cereals, and likewise fruits and nuts.  There are in all probability about as many particular baguettes as there are bakeries in France.  I made a decision to go together with chocolate.  Whereas I’m not often eager on placing chocolate into my bread, this explicit utility appealed to me.  And these have been definitely scrumptious, not very candy, nor confusingly savory.  They have been merely pleasant with a contact of butter.

Chocolate Baguettes

500g all function or bread flour
20g cocoa powder
150g bitter-sweet, prime quality darkish chocolate – 70% cocoa
425g water
10g salt
3g lively dry yeast or fast rise yeast
2 Tbsp honey

Combine collectively the cocoa, salt, and flour in a big bowl.  Add within the remaining substances and blend nicely for a couple of minutes to totally mix and incorporate all of the flour.  Let relaxation for 10 minutes.

Over a interval of about an hour, do 3 units of stretch and folds, inverting the dough after every set.

Cowl the bowl with plastic wrap and place within the fridge in a single day for about 10-12 hours.

End up the dough onto a evenly floured work floor. Divide into 3 equal parts and form into rectangles.  Relaxation the dough for Quarter-hour.

Whereas the dough is resting, preheat the oven to 485ºF, with a 14 x 16 inch baking stone or metal on the highest rack and a bread pan stuffed with scorching water on the underside rack for steam.

Stretch every dough rectangle barely and fold into an rectangular cylinder, sealing the seams alongside the size.  Along with your fingers, roll the cylinders gently, stretching them to desired size, about 16 inches.  (Attempt to verify there are not any chocolate items sticking exterior the dough, as they might get too darkish towards the outer edges.)

Place the cylinders on a floured floor or baker’s couche, seam facet up, facet by facet. Cowl with plastic wrap and prop from both sides to make sure the baguettes maintain their form.  (This may be accomplished with a couche, a baguette mould, or a nicely floured tea towel.)

Proof at a room temperature for about half-hour.

Take away the plastic wrap, pull the baguettes aside.  Switch the baguettes and set seam facet down onto parchment paper, disregarding any extra flour.  Utilizing a pointy knife, lame, or a razor blade, make 3-4 scores on every baguette.  When scoring, use a swift and agency movement to make sure good and clear cuts.

Open the oven, being aware of the steam, and slide baguettes off onto the baking stone. Shut the oven and scale back temperature to 475ºF.  Bake for Quarter-hour.

Rotate the baguettes and additional scale back the temperature to 450ºF and proceed baking for one more 10-Quarter-hour, till golden brown and inside temperature is about 195-200ºF.


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