Living in a small town does have advantages. I can drive anywhere in town in under ten minutes, rush hour consist of twenty cars in one area, and stores in town are never really crowded. (There are plenty more reasons why I love living in small towns but for time sake, I won’t name them all.)
However, small town living does have a down side. When I need to buy something special (whether it be technology, clothing, or food) I usually have to drive an hour or buy it online. Enter in my story about the baguette.
I love crusty bread. I love to tear chunks off the loaf and eat for a snack or lather a little peanut butter over the bread and call it lunch. The only problem- there isn’t a bakery in my small town. No one makes bread and once you start buying/making fresh bread, there is no turning back to store bought bread.
You may be wondering why I would be so up in arms about buying baguettes when clearly I can make my own bread.
I wish it was that simple. I have tried and tried to make a hot and crusty baguette but I always come out disappointed. The other recipes I didn’t make tended to have an extremely long process taking anywhere from over a day upwards to a month.
I can’t wait that long for bread.
Then I saw this recipe on Good Life Eats and I about cried. I could have a fresh, warm, whole wheat baguette within hours!?! I was in love! If you are like me and want to make your own baguettes, definitely check out this recipe. You won’t be disappointed!