My sister-in-law tries her hand at baguettes
Two months ago my brother and sister-in-law came by for a week. Sandra had been quite intrigued by my home baking experience of a few short months and was really wanting to try her hand at baguettes. I'd been working on getting the Bouabsa baguette down and this was the task for her to tackle.
She was insistent on performing the entire process pretty much solo, with only my guidance. With two exceptions - using the hand peel to load the baguettes from the couche and then the scoring of the dough. She gave the scoring one try and then quickly defered to me. Sandra is an exceptional ceramist and so her ability to handle and shape the high hydration dough was quite admirable through almost the entire process. There was a lot of laughing throughout, especially during the French folds and shaping, but she was dead serious about doing a good job. And she sure did! She's a natural.
My brother decided to use his iPhone to videograph the activity, and then later sent me his doctored up version. I've loaded it onto YouTube and invite you to watch this "instructional"/slightly humorous 5 minute video.