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My First Baguettes

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Lorilu2

My First Baguettes

Busy week here. Work, cleaning, and baking. My dad, 87, is here to spend most of the month. My domestic partner, Mark is returning home from a 6 month stay in Boise building a french fry factory and it's Super Bowl weekend. I have slider buns proofing for baking, cranked out a batch of brownies and getting ready to whip up some scones to freeze for a later date. But earlier this week, when it still just and peaceful, I decided to try baguettes for the first time. I followed Dave's SJSD baguette post for this and think they turned out fairly well. Unfortunately, before I thought to snap a photo of the crumb, my sister took 2 on the road to Alabama with her, Mark's mom took 1 and my neighbor just snagged up the other.  So, I guess I'll have to wait til I try it again to check that out or even know how they taste. 

Lori

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dabrownman

you did did good - better than well!  David's recipe has to be one if the best ones for baguettes.  Very crispy, tasty, tangy and a beautiful open crumb - that you didn't get to appreciate fully with so many disappearing so quickly.  Next time will be better!  Well done and happy baking.

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dmsnyder

Outstanding shaping and scoring for a first attempt. I guess you have to lock all the doors to the kitchen to get a taste of the next batch. ;-)

David

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Lorilu2

I appreciate your comments very much. I've had reports that it was tasty. Guess I'll be taking another whirl at it soon so I can at least check it out for myself.

Lori