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Hello, Here is my baguette with my WEAK oven. :(

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teketeke

Hello, Here is my baguette with my WEAK oven. :(

Hello everybody,

It has been long time to come here.

I hope that everybody is good and healthy, which is the most important for our lives, I wonder?

 

Well, I just started to challenge for a perfect baguette that I had been trying yesterday.

But I have had always a very weak oven.   I can't increase the temperature over 430F. :(

I am not satisfied with crust, neither scoring that I make.

 

 

I think that the crumb look fine. but I am really NOT happy with the crust and scoring.

I I can't afford to buy a new oven for sure.   Do you have any suggestions or ideas to make darker crust and have more oven spring? 

 

 

 All the best,

Akiko

 

 

 

 

 

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dabrownman

It is so nice to see you posting again.  Is this a YW baguette, commercial yeast or SD? Josh (golgi70), just posted his YW baguettes not long ago too!.  You won't believe how many folks are regularly using YW now....very exciting...I just posted a YW./ SD combo levain bread myself - but there are a lot of others.  You have influenced so many Fresh Lofians even while away.

Your crumb looks very nice and it is a shame your oven doesn't go over 430 F -not good for spring, color or bloom :-(

Maybe Santa will leave you a new oven!  happy baking Akiko and so glad to see you posting again

teketeke's picture
teketeke

Long time no see!!

I saw your great stuff !!   Ah, the one is with  commercial yeast.   I am making a baguette with RYW and bake it tomorrow if the dough is ready.

I have been facing with my weak oven for years!! :(   3 years ago? when I was here to post some baguettes and breads,I was able to increase the temperature up to 460F!! Then I broke twice. So, I was less interested in baking although I have baked for our family. 

Thank you for very kind of words, dabrownman!  I am very glad to hear that many TFLers are trying YW. 

Best wishes,

Akiko

 

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Janetcook

Hi Akiko,

Beautiful crumb on your baguettes!  I have never made a baguette so I have no experience with scoring suggestions for you :(

I know how frustrating it is to have an oven that won't give you the results you are after….I ended up buying a Cadco countertop oven a couple of years ago and I have been happy with it because it has steam and the spring I get in the loaves I do bake has really improved.

Hopefully someone will respond with suggestions for you because I know there are a lot of handy people around here who manage to get great results with whatever equipment that they have.

Thank you for your well wishes.  I hope all are well and growing strongly in your home too.  I imagine your children are  quite big now and I wonder if their tastes have changed in the breads they will eat.  I recall your daughter, like mine, preferred sweet and soft breads.  (My daughter is now in her 2nd year at college!!!!!!)

Take Care,

Janet

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teketeke

Thank you, Janet!! :)

Yeah, I know...  I am very stuck on making baguettes...  :)

Thank you for your generous support as always!

I will look up for the Cadco countertop oven later. Thank you for that!

I know that I can't make a good baguette without the high temperature...  I wish my oven went up 500F.

Well, I could, but I will brake it again as soon as I try.   The ignition cord is too short now.... I burned over and over so my husband can't fix it anymore...  

 

 Yeah, our kids are growing!!  My son's height is as same as mine now.  ( I am 5"5)    Yes, My daughter is sweet tooth! :)  But, she likes sourdough bread FINALLY! :)

 

All the best,

Akiko

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Darwin

Beautiful open crumb, very nice.   Now I am thinking of a fried shrimp poboy.  :)

teketeke's picture
teketeke

Thank you so much, Darwin!

It sounds very good to go with the shrimp!!  :)

Happy baking,

Akiko

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limmitedbaking

Hi Akiko, really nice crumb. I have been lurking most of the time in the past years but just wanted to thank you for the previous post on baguettes and yeast water. They have been really informative and I hope to try out yeast water one day. Hope you have better luck with your oven! I am sure someone will chime in with some useful tips.

-Tim

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teketeke

Thank you so much. Tim!

I am very happy to hear that my posts are helpful to you.  That words really mean to me!

Best wishes,

Akiko

 

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annie the chef

Your baguette has beautiful crumb.  Every time I read a bread book which have baguette pictures in it, I just made a big sigh.  Baking nice baguettes is quite a challenge so it may be my one of 2014 New Year Resolutions. :)

Thank you so much for sharing your bake and very interesting yeast water post.

Cheers,

Annie

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teketeke

Thank you, Annie!

I saw your great baking in here.   I love your country loaf very much. They look so perfect.

You are good at baking baguettes because you seem have some good skills!

All the best,

Akiko

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SylviaH

It's so nice to hear from you, and your still baking up some lovely loaves.  

Your Yeast Water has been very popular and greatly appreciated for all the information you provided.  

I've been thinking about you a lot lately.  Seems when I think about someone they contact me my phone usually.  So here you are and it's good to hear from you.

You make the most beautiful baguettes.  I hope you can get Santa to bring you a new oven for the holidays!  Sorry, the only way I can think of to brown them more would be to turn the broiler on them the last few minutes of baking :/  some do it for pizza.

Happy Holidays,

Sylvia

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teketeke

Hi Sylvia!!

 I am so happy to hear from you!!  Whenever I make spaghetti and meatballs, which I make one or twice a week, I think about you.   Your meat balls are the best!  

Thank you for your very kind words!  I appreciate it!

<< I've been thinking about you a lot lately.

 Your thought of me invites me here.   I have been sick for 4 months, and I was little struggling..  So I am very glad to come here and bake good breads that I have missed!

Hopefully I will get a new one soon.  I know that is the only way to solve my problem right now.   I have tried so many things to keep my oven hot, but it turned out somehow I damaged it more.

 

 Happy holidays too!

Akiko

 

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SylviaH

Long time to be sick, Akiko!  I'm very sorry to hear that you have been ill and I do hope that you are feeling better and gaining your energy back.  My very best wishes to you and yours!

Sylvia

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teketeke

I know, Sylvia! 

I will feel better so sure. I just need to get tested more.

My very best wishes to you and yours too!  :)

Akiko

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Mebake

Welcome back , Akiko!

Inspite of the oven limitations, you still manage to turn out beautiful baguettes.

All the best to you,

-Khalid

teketeke's picture
teketeke

Hi Khalid!

Nice to see you again!!

I saw your first bagels that looks so GOOD!

Your words encourage me a lot.  Thanks!

All the best to you, too!

Akiko