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Tartine Country Loaf pics

March 26, 2011 - 2:53pm -- elissabee

Here are a couple of pictures of a Tartine Country Loaf I made today. This was the better looking of the two loaves. I flipped the second loaf seam side up into the dutch oven by accident so the surface and slashing didn't look as pretty. Though the rise is just fine and I'm sure the bread is lovely. Thanks for looking!

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I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone here on TFL for helping me through my first two big bread baking adventures!

After being mesmerized by the promotional video for Tartine Bread ( I became obsessed with the idea of baking my own crusty yummy bread at home.  At about the same time I snagged the book, this cautionary column in SF Weekly was published (  A little bummed but still enthusiastic, I took to the web to search for pointers from those who had already tried the Tartine recipe.

After sifting through the wonderful posts from all of you, I finally felt prepared to take on the country loaf.  While my loaves were a little overproofed during the final rise, and I had some trouble scoring, they still came out pretty well:


Then, because I'd read so many comparisons to/recommendations for the No Knead Bread, I thought I'd try my hand at that too!

So, thanks again TFL members!  You helped me through my first two real bread baking experiences, and for that I'm very grateful :)

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