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Mishaps

September 6, 2011 - 6:49pm -- NancyB

 Hi all: New to artisan bread. Religiously following Hamelman and BBA. I was feeling pleased with myself for the baguettes with poolish when I forgot to take the teatowel off the ovenglass after adding water to my pan. My back was turned to the oven and my husband asked " Is it alright for your bread to be smoking?" Merde. My teatowel is toast however the baguettes were saved. I feel so foolish and more than a little shook-up. Please advise of an alternative method of steaming. My new hobby is not worth burning the bloody house down.

Thanks

NancyB

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