Batards - Danielle Forestier Recipe
I used Danielle Forestier's baguette recipe from her demo on Julia Child PBS video to make these batards. My oven wasn't large enough to make baguettes so I opted for the batards. She doesn't use a pre-ferment, only yeast. I didn't get the nice large holes in the interior that are characteristic of French baguettes/batards but I suspect it was because the dough should have been a little wetter and I wasn't gentle enough with the dough when rolling, pinching and shaping it, but they tasted very good. I'll keep trying.
Batards - Danielle ForestierBatards - Danielle Forestier