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French bakers have nothing to fear from me

Sylviambt's picture

French bakers have nothing to fear from me

My first baguettes are in their second rise under a canopy of dusted linen and plastic. I'm glad they're under wraps. They are undeniably ugly. Instead of rolling out slender columns of dough, I created things that look like squat electric eels, large cucumbers, chubby rolling pins. I hadn't allowed the dough to rest long enough after pre-shaping. Darn.

Well, we'll see what I end up with in two hours.


Bronx-to-Barn Baker


cranbo's picture

my guess it that despite their potentially shabby looks, they'll taste good. let us know how it goes!