- Flour(4 cups),
- water (2 cups warm water),
- sugar (1 tbsp),
- salt, (1 tsp)
- yeast 1pkg / Tbsp,
- wheat germ (1/2 cup but then reduce white flour by 1/2 cup if you use)
- ,and butter (to brush over top of loaf when it comes out of the over).
Combine yeast, sugar, salt with warm water in a large bowl;
Add flour one cup at a time; cover and let rise for 1 hour;
Grease a baking sheet; grease your hands (really!); coax dough into 2 long baguette shapes or 3 short baguette shapes;
Let rise 45 minutes;
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes;
Reduce heat to 350F and bake for about another 30 minutes;
When done, there will be a nice brown crust on top and bottom of each loaf;
Let cool and wrap tightly; Freeze.
When kids come home from school, or friends stop by, remove loaf from freezer, warm in 300 degree over for 10-15 minutes, slice and serve.
What Makes It Special?
Making bread can be a long process but this is a quick one that results in a delicious load. I learned it from my next door neighbors, Sally and Nina Marucas, excellent bakers. This recipe proves everyone can be a baker.
What is your connection to Princeton?
Resident since 1965
Recipe shared by Susie Wilson
Photo courtesy of Susie Wilson