and they sang ! 1st ever french baguettes
I began with the no knead recipe in Hamelman's Bread. I then had to stop and retard it because I got sick. It ended up being iin the fridge for 45 hours. I got it out this AM and it had filled to the top the 5 qt bucket ! I gently removed it from the container , preshaped, rested, final shape . Then had the oven and stone and iron skillet all going at 500. I figured I was going to lose some heat trying to put ice cubes and boiling water and transfer loaves...well you know...the juggling act ! Actually it all went well. I need work on slashing. Need to be more aggresive. Also I think they probably over proofed...who knew that they would still have any oommph after that long in the fridge :) I lowered the temp to 480 and baked 18-20 min. They were 210 internal temp. I did 3 and then 2 since I was afraid my stone wouldn't hold them.
Anyway here are my first . They sang and sang...a full 10 min after I took them out. The taste is devine...and I have a terrible cold. Can hardly wait to taste them when I am well.