|Yellow squash pasta before cooking
|Baguette bread dough spread and "ready to roll"
|Before going into the oven to bake
Easy Cheesy Herbed Baguette Bread (Improved)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Cheesy Herb Filling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix dry ingredients together; make a well in the center of the bowl and add wet ingredients; mix well until a dough forms. Let the dough sit for about 5 minutes to thicken (if the dough is still too wet or sticky after sitting to handle, add a little additional flax meal or grated Parmesan to stiffen it up a bit). Spread dough on a lightly oiled pan or a cookie sheet with greased parchment paper or foil (I use Reynolds non-stick foil, lightly brushed with olive oil or parchment paper lightly sprayed with olive oil).
Press the dough out with a rubber spatula (to keep it from sticking) into a rectangular shape (approximately 12" x 8"). Sprinkle shredded cheese of your choice evenly on top of the dough; sprinkle with seasoning, black pepper and red pepper flakes, if desired (do not put too much cheese or it will be difficult to roll and will weigh the bread down as it bakes). The easiest way to roll it up is to place it on parchment paper or foil (on the cookie sheet) and lift the long side and use it to roll it over and when you are almost done rolling at it is at the edge, slide a new piece of parchment paper underneath and continue rolling it off onto the new piece. You could also use your hands or a rubber spatula and begin gently rolling the dough lengthwise, jelly roll fashion, until it is rolled into a tube shaped baguette. Make sure the seam side is down and gently press the ends closed so cheese doesn't melt out while baking. Lightly sprinkle top of baguette with additional shredded cheese, if desired.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until baguette looks and feels done. Remove from oven and let cool about 5 minutes on a rack. Slice, spread with butter...and enjoy!
Note: This would also be good with some crumbled, cooked Italian sausage scattered on top of the cheese before rolling. You can substitute the seasonings, cheeses, etc. for those that are your favorite. The possibilities are endless!