Stuffed Baguette

Because nothing smells better than fresh homemade bread…

 

Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese

 

Servings: 15-20

Preparation time: 2 hours

 

Ingredients:

Dough:

2 eggs

1 cup warm milk

1 package active dry yeast

2 tbs. butter (at room temperature)

1 teaspoon salt

1 tbs. sugar

2/3 cup corn starch

3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour, approximately

grated parmesan cheese

Stuffing (suggestion):

14 oz. ham cut into cubes

8 oz. mozzarella cut into cubes

oregano

 

Directions:

Stuffing

1 – Cut ham an mozzarella into cubes. 

2 – Put in a bowl and mix some oregano.

Dough

1 – Mix for 1 minute in the blender: eggs, milk, yeast, butter, salt and sugar. 

2 – Pour mixture into a large bowl and add a bit of flour and corn starch, mixing. 

3 – Slowly, add flour and corn starch, mixing with your hands, until form a ball. 

4 – Turn dough out onto floured board and knead, adding small pinches of flour as needed, until the dough is soft and smooth. 

5 – Cover the bowl and let the dough rests for 40 minutes in warm place (inside the microwave, for example). 

6 – Cut dough in 2 parts (this recipe makes 2 baguettes) and roll out each one, forming a rectangular shape with about 0.5 inch thick. 

7 – Spread some butter in the down (as if you were greasing the down). 

8 – Add the stuffing. 

9 – Wrap each baguette (like a Swiss roll) and make make deep diagonal slashes across loaves every 2 inches. 

10 – Sprinkle some oregano and/or parmesan cheese. 

11 – Place in oven at 350-400°F (preheated) and bake for about 40 minutes, until golden outside.

 

Tips:

  • Some other suggestions for stuffing: cooked sausage, onion and garlic / cooked chicken breast with cream cheese / cooked turkey breast with cheese.
  • The less flour you use, lighter and fluffier bread will be. Therefore, the quantity of flour is not accurate.
  • Pour flour gradually to form a paste first. Then, add the rest slowly.

*this recipe was created and sent by one of our readers, Vania Gonçalves.

 

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