I kneaded up a double batch of French bread dough yesterday and stuck it in the fridge until this morning. It need about three hours to come to room temperature.
Once it did it was knocked down and then left to rise a second time before shaping. I ended up with 4 loaves.
Moe had a few slices of warm bread for lunch. With butter of course.
The best and easiest recipe for French Bread/Baguettes is Julia Child’s recipe.