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Birthday Baguettes

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Erithid

Birthday Baguettes

Today is my birthday, and for my birthday my friends and familiy got me baking supplies. With my new baking stone (bed bath and beyond is having a great deal on them, fyi), I went to work on some baguettes. I followed the recipe in the king arthur flour's online baking lesson found at:
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/7512947c75dd4ce76f3a611041c1fe40/miscdocs/baguette-ciabatta.pdf
They turned out excellent. This was the first time I could actually hear the bread crackling as it came from the oven. That was quite an experience. I also got a silpat mat and some new cookie sheets, so I will let you all know what I think of them when I get to work on some pumkin cookies. :-)
ps, sorry no pictures, but I don't have a digital camera. ~Erithid

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Floydm

Congrats. That is exciting. I *love* it when your bread crackles like that coming out of the oven. I just stumbled across this picture:

Which I don't think I ever posted, because it isn't that good a photo, but it was me and my son listening in to some rolls that were making a TON of crackling sounds.

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Erithid

The next morning I made french toast from the baguettes. It was fabulous! Another good use for day old bread. :-) ~Eri