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My new oval banetton

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SallyBR

My new oval banetton

I am much more comfortable shaping round loaves of bread, but want to get better in the batard shaping - I got an oval banetton on ebay and today made my first "experiment" with it.

two brothers,  side by side - one recipe of the Vermont Sourdough with Whole Wheat (Hamelman), divided roughly as 60% (round loaf) and 40% (oval)  

 

 

 

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dabrownman

you improved to professional shaping right quick.  Very nice breads.  Don't tell anyone but the ears on your batard are showing.

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SallyBR

oh, shame!  I promise to be a lot more discreet next time...    ;-)

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gerhard

The crust looks perfect, wish I had a slice.

Gerhard

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SallyBR

A compliment from you makes me have a smile plastered on my face, and it will last for a few days!   ;-)

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aytab

4 words "Wow, those are gorgeous"

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SallyBR

Thank you!

We gave the round one to a friend and he said he and his wife had it for dinner with a bottle of wine - now, that's an interesting concept, don't you think?   ;-) 

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dmsnyder

Just outstanding appearance of both the boule and the bâtard! 

It appears that, whatever you needed to do to "get better in the bâtard shaping," got done. 

David

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Syd

Beautiful looking breads Sally.  Have to agree with David: whatever you are doing, you are doing it right. Nice baking.

Syd

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AnnaInMD

Gorgeous loaves, Sally  :)