Place the water in a 6-quart dough-rising bucket or other large container. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and yeast until blended. Add about half the dry ingredients to the water and stir to combine. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until there are no dry spots. The texture of the dough should be very soft. Use your wet hands to fold the dough over several times, right in the container. Cover the container, and let the dough rest at room temperature for 2 hours. Then refrigerate overnight, or for up to 7 days.
To bake bread: Grease your hands, and scoop out a scant 1 pound of dough (about 1/4 of the batch, approximately 14.5 ounces). Shape the dough into a rough, slightly flattened oval, cover with greased plastic wrap, and let rest for 15 minutes.
Fold the dough in half lengthwise, and seal the edges with the heel of your hand. Flatten slightly, forld lengthwise, and seal again.
With the seam side down, cup your fingers and gently roll the dough into a 15" log. Place the log seam-side down onto a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, or into the well of a lightly greased baguette pan.
Cover and let rise till the baguette is very puffy, about 1 1/2 hours. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
Slash the baguette three or four times on the diagonal. Spritz heavily with warm water, and bake until a very deep golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (545g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 41 (2%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 4.6g||6 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.7g||4 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.9g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 1757.5mg||61 %|
|Potassium 550.6mg||14 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 343.2g||101 %|
|Dietary Fiber 12.8g||51 %|
|Sugars, other 330.4g|
|Protein 47.6g||68 %|
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Calories per serving: 1641
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