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My first baguette, traditional style.

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November 2, 2007 - 2:09pm -- johnster

Ok.  My first post.
I found this site after I decided to get into baking yeast breads.  I had a hard time figuring out from books how to properly knead, and I have found this site INVALUABLE.  Thank you so much for the content, here!  
I've read extensively the thread started by Eric (way back when) on kneading, and I especially liked the link to Julia Child's video clips.  (I've watched those at least five times, now!)  Being a bit of a traditionalist in my other pursuits, I decided to try this in the traditional style, with nothing but flour, salt, yeast, and water.  I have found that even when I have used the low end of baking times from the BBA, my bread is done, sooner, so I will try and work more on look and feel, in the future.
Anyway, thank you, again, for a great site!  You've really helped to move me along.
The Johnster

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