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Baguettes!

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R.Acosta

Baguettes!

My first baguettes ever, from the formula for French Bread in BBA. Saved the big one for our family and sent the other two off with a big steaming pot of chicken and sausage stew to a friend who'd just had a baby. I was very pleased, except I would have liked a more open crumb and a thinner, crispier crust. Plus, I don't have a lame and apparently a bread knife just dents and drags the dough, so they weren't as pretty as I'd hoped. Nevertheless, they were a treat sliced up, slathered with butter, and dipped in some stewy goodness. Yes.

Au Revoir!

-Rachel

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Darwin

Congratulations Rachel, you did well for your first time.  I use a pair of scissors for my cuts, as I am useless with a razor blade.

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R.Acosta

Scissors? Interesting! How do you go about it with scissors? Do you have any pictures? I have some poolish sitting in the fridge awaiting my next attempt.

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dabrownman

is what baguettes are all about!  Well done.

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R.Acosta

I quite agree. I'm looking for any excuse now to make and experiment with my new obsession. Baguettes and white bean soup? Sounds good to me :).