Baguette Making Video with 80% hydration dough
I was looking for a good baguette recipe after I had tried a few from books and I found two of them on the freshloaf which were very promising. One of them was Akiko's big baguette project and I gave it a try. It took some practice with the 80% hydration dough but after a few takes I got the hang of it. I have made a few little changes to the first recipe of Akiko I tried, but she too has made and tried out a lot of things after my first try.
I have made a small video which could help all of you when you try out this recipe for the first time. I use a Rofco hearth oven which has 3 small stone floors on which you can bake 6 full size breads at a time. I started with 4 baguettes at a time to get the hang of it. Trying to shape this wet dough is not very easy when you begin with this recipe and I have tried to make up my own version of how to shape a baguette as the 'normal' procedures I had found did not work very well on wet dough.
Here is the link to the video at our baking website; http://www.weekendbakery.com/posts/baguette-movie/
I have shot the video on 720p HD resolution and at around 04:55 the baguettes go into the oven and you see a timelapse of the baguettes doing their oven spring and getting some color.
You can also find the recipe and my adventures at baguette baking at the same link. I have been to France (excluding Paris) for holiday a lot and I have never eaten a baguette this tasteful with a nice natural sweetness and moist crumb, so give this recipe a try!
Hopefully you like watching the video as much as I did making it and I want to give a special thanks to Akiko for her great recipe and help,
Some pictures of the final result;