When I do these challenges, I do more baking and cooking from scratch! Today we have run out of bread, and rather than go and buy a nice sliced loaf from somewhere and using at least one of my challenge pounds, I decided to make a couple of French sticks. The original recipe came from a post on the MSE forums, and works every time. The dough comes out of the bread machine, and I knead it a little.
Then I divide the dough into two pieces, as the recipe makes two sticks. Each one is rolled out to a rectangle about 10" long and 3-4" wide. I fold them over into thirds and place them on the special baguette rack with the overlap underneath.
Then I set them in the living room where the FH had helpfully lit the fire and they rise in about 4 5 minutes.
Perfectly puffed up and I sprinkle with a little more flour for a rustic look!
After about 20 minutes in the oven, I wrap them in a clean tea-towel so that they don't overdo the crustiness!
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp milk powder
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp sugar
500g strong bread flour
2tsp yeast - I use Dove's Farm quick yeast.
The baguette tray came from Amazon a few years ago.