Yield
4 baguettes, 10 servings per loaf (serving size: 1 slice)

How to Make It

Step 1

Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in a 2-cup glass measure, and let stand 5 minutes. Place flour and next 6 ingredients (flour through salt) in a food processor, and pulse 5 times. With processor on, slowly add yeast mixture through food chute, and process until dough forms a ball. Process dough 1 additional minute. (Dough will be sticky). Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 to 5 times.

Step 2

Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour and 15 minutes or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down; roll dough into a 15 x 10-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into 4 (15 x 2 1/2-inch) strips. Roll up each strip tightly, starting with long edge and pressing firmly to eliminate air pockets; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place rolls, seam sides down, on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 35 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 4

Uncover dough. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Remove from pan, and let cool on a wire rack. Cut each loaf diagonally into 3/4-inch slices.

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