BBD #27 – Marraquetas

Gretchen from Canela y Comino is hosting this month’s Bread Baking Day. She invited us to bake Latin Bread / Pan Latino.

Two days ago before the massive earthquake in Chile I baked Marragueta a favorite type of Chilean bread. So I was even more shocked when I heard the bad news. My sincere condolences to the Chilean people and my deep sympathies to the earthquake victims. The following post is also a tribute to Chile.

A Marraqueta (roll those r’s!) is made from French baguette dough, but it has its own very specific shape. It has 4 parts, 1 unit is actually 2 Marraquetas and each has 2 parts to it. Like French bread, Marraquetas are crunchy on the outside and very light and airy on the inside.

BBD #27 - Marraquetas

Simply delicious!

To shape the Marraquetas you use more or less the same technique as for Pain fendu. Unfortunately my Marraquetas didn’t open up properly during baking. Anyway the taste was still very yummy! I will bake them again for sure.

makes 4

BBD #27 - Marraquetas

60 g active wheat sourdough
300 g wheat flour
180 g water
6 g fresh yeast
6 g salt

Dissolve yeast in 50 g water, add rest of the water to the sourdough and dissolve, too. Add all ingredients except salt and knead on low speed for 4 minutes. Add salt and mix another 6 minutes on a higher speed until you get a soft dough. Cover and let proof for 60-70 minutes after 30 minutes make 1 stretch and fold. The dough should double in size

Divide dough the into 8 equal portions of about 70 g each. Shape into ball and then into small batards set on a prepared towel in groups of 2. Cover and proof for 20 minutes.

BBD #27 - Marraquetas

Brush with a little oil (I used olive oil). With a small bamboo pole press into the center of the loaves.

BBD #27 - Marraquetas

Turn the loaves, split side down, and proof for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 180 C fan.

Turn the proofed loaves, split side up and bake for 25-30 minutes. The split should open up during baking. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.

BreadBakingDay #27 - last day of submission March 1, 2010

In addition this is my submission to Susan’s YeastSpotting, the weekly showcase of yeasted baked goods and dishes.

More entries and recipes in English.

7 Gedanken zu „BBD #27 – Marraquetas

  1. Yo estoy en el sur de Chile, acá no se sintió NADA, pero mi familia esta en santiago, por suerte todos bien, pero la situación es teoy por una marraqueta, como cualquiera de tus fotos pagas mas de 1 euro, falta agua y han empezado en las zonas críticas los saqueos a los supermercados :(

    Gracias por esas marraquetas para chile…
    Un abrazo grande Zorra

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