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French Bread w/Liquid Levain-updated

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SylviaH

French Bread w/Liquid Levain-updated

My first attempt at these loaves from Daniel T. DiMuzio's book 'bread baking An Artisan's Perspective'.  An excellent book and one of my favorites.  I used the formula for Baguettes with Liquid Levain.  I made one small baguette for dinner before bulk fermenting the rest of the dough for 24hrs.  My husband had crunched it in half and was eating it before I had finished putting dinner on the table and said yumm this is delicious.  I made 2 french breads also 'called parisiennes in the book when scaled into 500g (18oz).  The french 2 loaves weighed 16.3 oz. each after being baked.  The flavor is delicious, sweet, buttery and no sourness with a creamy mouth feel and nice chew to the crust.


 


                                  


 


                                                                      


                                         


 


             After searching I found the photo taken of the crunched baguette.  So I added it for reference.  In MHO it is very similar to the Baguette Monge I did with the same 69% hydration level.  There is no added organic white wheat in this baguette.  I will add it next bake because the taste is so delicious and closely resembles in appearance and flavor that of the E.K.B.M. I baked.


 


                                                   


                                                               


 


               Sylvia


 


                         

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arlo

Gosh, they look great! Crumb, crust and scoring, all around delicious!


I have never heard of that book either, I might be checking my library to see if they have a copy. Thanks for sharing!

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SylviaH

Watch for Dan on TFL...he's checks in now and then with a helping hand.


Sylvia

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MichaelH

I think you should visit my house and give me a lesson or two.


Michael

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SylviaH

Michael you have all the lessons right in your copy of Daniel's book.  I see your also enjoy having a copy : )


Sylvia

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txfarmer

Look at the open crumb!

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SylviaH

Sylvia

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njbetsy

Sylvia, it my dream to have bread look that perfect.  Congrats!!


Betsy

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SylviaH

I think we all dream of a perfect bread...if there is one : )


Sylvia

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Marni

As always, your baking is picture perfect and I'm sure it tasted even better!  I love seeing how you've added captioning to your pictures.  I'm still just trying to find time to post once in while with a somewhat decent picture. 


 

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SylviaH

Glad you enjoyed the captioning it was fun to do...summer has arrived and it's getting very hot to bake..more time to play on the PC.


Sylvia

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diah

Sylvia I wish I can bake like you. It look so delicious and mouth watering. You are super.

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SylviaH

for the nice compliment.  TFL is a wonderful site for people that want to learn to bake and improve on their baking.   I wish you the best in all your baking ventures!


Sylvia