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dmsnyder

More stupid bread photos


I'm always willing to try a new baguette recipe. So, DonD's “Eric Kayser's Baguettes Monge Hybrid” post caught my eye, and I made them today. I'll add a comment to Don's topic on the ones I made according to his instructions, but I made one of the 3 baguettes using my own technique. I call it “Eric Kayser's Baguettes Monge Mutant.”




 


Procedure




  1. Make baguette dough according to your favorite formula.




  2. Proof en couche.




  3. Carefully transfer baguette to parchment paper on the back of a sheet pan.




  4. Pull out the center oven rack with pre-heated baking stone.




  5. Delicately slide the baguette off the back end of the stone so it lies across the bottom oven rack, scored side down.




  6. Steam the oven and bake at 460F for 10 minutes.




  7. Remove the steaming skillet from the oven. Slide out the bottom rack. Transfer the baguette to the baking stone.




  8. Turn down the oven to 440F and continue to bake for another 12 minutes.




  9. Leave the baguette in the turned off oven with the door ajar for another 5 minutes.




  10. Cool the baguette completely before making bread crumbs for tomorrow night's meatballs.




Happy baking!


David


 


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Pablo

Made my night.  Thanks! 


:-Paul


PS  The fantes stone that I just picked up to replace my broken one has a back lip, unfortunately it will prevent me from exploring this technique further.

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dmsnyder

No ocean's too wide. No lip's too high.


David

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Pablo

Where there's a will...


:-Paul

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SylviaH

Oh dear! I think most of us have had similar accidents.  My stones are so heavy, I can't pull the rack out.  It makes it a little awkward for me to place long baguettes lengthwise on the stone.  I can see where that would have been one lovely baguette!  Looks like it might make some tasty pull apart rolls!


Sylvia

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dmsnyder

David

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hansjoakim

Hehe! Thanks for posting :)


Are you sure you didn't accidentally drive over it with your hummer, David?

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dmsnyder

Nope. Hummer tires have a different pattern, hansjoakim.



David

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ehanner

I'm amazed it turned out so well David. Nice recovery.


Eric

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Flour

This looks yum!

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longhorn

It's always nice to know the masters have their moments too!  :o)


Nicely written, David!


Laughs and Grins are always appreciated!


Jay

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LindyD

Psst.  It's really a Shillelagh disguised to look like a baguette.  

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dmsnyder

Pride!


I do something like this to myself every few months in defense of my immortal soul. ;-)


David

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SylviaH

You could pass it off as the rattler from the big snake you killed with your bare hands!


Sylvia

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Paddyscake

most definitely, I agree!!


David, you are so brave and courageous.


Betty

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cake diva

At first glance, I thought it was some aboriginal jai alai stick.

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DonD

Hi David,


Hey, check out the Mutant's Head and his "grin", er, I mean "grigne". I did not know that gravity helps the oven spring so much!


Don

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dmsnyder

And I think that baguette looks more like a slug than a rattlesnake ... gravity helps the oven spring. I mean the darn loaf sprang right over the back of the baking stone!


David

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hsmum

Huh!  Am I to understand that baguettes aren't supposed to look like that? Hoo boy -- back to the drawing board.   


Tee hee. My baguettes routinely look that bad...well, not far off, anyway.  :) My husband chuckles and shakes his head at my every attempt, and I really can't blame him.  


Thanks for the laugh. :)


Karen

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dmsnyder

I've said before, "At least we can eat our mistakes." That baguette made bread crumbs for meatballs, toast for breakfast and bread crumbs for salmon cakes. All were enjoyed.


Beauty is only crust deep. 


If life gives you ugly bread, make bread crumbs.


David