This would probably not happen to most people in the USA, as they are not much bread eaters. But in France, when bread is part of the meal and French people eat bread with all their meals, bread needs be present on the table. So when dinner is approaching and all the bakeries are closed, what do you do? if you are my sister, you make your own bread.
The recipe is fairly easy, and is very healthy.
You will need the following ingredients:
11 oz of white flour, 2 oz of whole-wheat flour, 2 tsp of baking soda, 1 tsp of slat, 1 tsp of olive oil, 11 oz of greek yogurt ( possibly fat free).
Warm up your oven to 392 F. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix it all together until a dough forms, sticks together, and no longer sticks to the wall of the mixing bowl. Place the dough on a plastic mat on the counter that you would have previously dusted with flour. Divide the dough in about 6 small balls of equal weight.
Shape them in small baguettes, by folding the dough onto itself and rolling it. Place the dough onto the baguette tray. Using a brush, baste each baguette with milk. Make 3 small incisions across the width of the baguette, using a razor blade. Dust each baguette with a mixture of various seeds ( sunflowers, poppy seed, oat, and flax seed). Place the tray of baguette in the oven. Quickly throw a cup of water onto the bottom of the oven for creating moisture, which will help the bake to rise and bake. Bake for 25 minutes. Be careful not to overbake, so watch that the bread does not become too dark.
I love to make my own bread, but all the recipes I usually do takes several days. I am so glad that I was able to learn this new recipe. I will no longer need to go to Panera Bread or Publix to buy my rye bread. Yeah!!!!