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More than 36 hours Sourdough Baguette

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Connie.

More than 36 hours Sourdough Baguette

..... Those beautiful baguettes I tried this time, are baked by TX Farmer: " She puts everything she knows in this bread". 
Today is a day for challenge. Today is the day I start and tomorrow we’ll see. The whole process looks more about waiting and gentle handling than about kneading, feeling, seeing, smelling, you know the 'normal' process. It all starts with combining flour and water and a fridge. The next day it's about adding mature starter and salt, combining them by hand, waiting and a fridge. The day after it looks like a normal day for a baguette. Dividing, resting, very gently shaping, resting, pre-heating, steaming and baking. And then it’s time to see, smell and taste.My conclusion: it’s a great baguette; it’s full of flavor and holes. It’s a great baguette if you know how to handle 70% wet dough. I’ve baked it twice since and it’s very high on my list of delicious breads. My next challenge is to bake it again with a better appearance. 

 Thanks TX Farmer for sharing your knowledge on this delicious baguette.

 the recipe is at My Discovery of Bread

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rayel

Very Nice Connie, I'll bet it's delicious, as it is pretty. Crust looks really thin, and I believe that is a sought after quality.

Ray

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Connie.

Thank you Ray,
I'm pretty happy for now, but it could improve. This means we will eat this baguette often! No problem there.  
I read about a good baguette should have a thin crackling crust. So it looks like I only need to work on appearance.  We just bought a big bag of new German flour; it’s much softer than the other flour I was use to. This German flour is great; the taste is so much better than the other flour. But, I could use more strength in the dough (less water?). Probably when I have the answer to that question I’m able to shape it into good looking baguette too.