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Ultimate Sandwich. Cold, pressed, Italian style: Slice a thin baguette lengthwise, spread with pesto, add your choice of ingredients (a really good salami and cheese, green tomatoes, fresh leafy greens, etc.), wrap tightly in parchment paper and tie with strings. Let this sit in your fridge for at least a day, and eat!
3 cups (400 grams) bread flour 1/2 teaspoon table salt 3/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon instant or other active dry yeast 1 1/2 cups (350 grams) cool 55-65F water additional flour for dusting 20 pieces of the any combination of following: whole garlic cloves, whole olives, halved cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
These crunchy baguettes feature a chewy interior riddled with holes, and a crisp, deep-gold crust. While it's a challenge to make "real" baguettes at home, this version is probably as close … More » Classic Baguettes and Stuffed Baguettes