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First time making baguette

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MadAboutB8

First time making baguette

Finally, I got over my procrastination of making baguettes and got on with making one.


My first attempt wasn't great and wasn't too bad either. There are things that I've learnt and will take them to my next bake. There were no issues with the taste and the dough strengths and extensibility. 


The issues I had with this bake were scoring, underestimation of the baguette size when it's fully-proof (i.e. it extended beyond my baking tray), baguette transfer from couche to baking tray.


 


 



 My home-made couche from an off-cut of IKEA curtain:)



Garlic and parsley baguettes with a mussels in white wine, yummy dinner!


You can also fine more details and photo in the below links.


http://youcandoitathome.blogspot.com/2010/10/first-time-making-baguettes.html


Sue

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Vogel's picture
Vogel

It looks great! Especially the toasted version inthe last picture looks delicious!


I wish I would be able to produce such good results at the first try of baking something new :).

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MadAboutB8

It encourage me to make a second attempt:)

Vogel's picture
Vogel

Absolutely! I'm just getting hungry by imagining some slices of fresh avocado on your toasted baguette *goes to the kitchen and makes a poolish for tomorrow*.


By the way, I really like your towels which hold the shaped dough. Together it looks like a little bit like a painting from the russion avantgarde, like this:


Avantgarde