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jims

Hi all !

I have just signed up here.

It was about a year ago that I started baking bread. Books from the local library got me started, Peter Reinhart's at first, then Chad Robertson's. After a summer hiatus I'm back at it. I'm now trying to improve my attempts at the Tartine basic country loaf. The family likes the taste and texture of this bread better than any other I've baked. This is my latest try. It's not as shapely as some of my earlier ones, but I think the crumb is the best so far.

Cheers,

jims

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Floydm

Great looking loaf, Jim.  I love the crumb!  Welcome!

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jims

Thanks for the kind words. I really struggle with wet (75%) dough, so the results are hit-or-miss. This site is a great resource. Wish I had found it sooner. 

Best,

jim

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Darwin

Looks great to me, welcome to TFL  

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aptk

Good looking bread, I'd eat some for sure!

 

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wetodit

Looks great!  Did you use the recommended dutch oven?

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jims

Thanks.

My wife, who is a fabulous cook, already had one. She is letting me use it. :) It's a Lodge seasoned cast iron, not enameled. The lid has a fixed handle so I can't use it upside down. That is, as shown in the book with the pot on top of the lid/skillet. I think pretty much any DO will work.

Best,

jims