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Maybe the 13th time or so charm? Finally made a pain de campagne I'm proud of

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berryblondeboys

Maybe the 13th time or so charm? Finally made a pain de campagne I'm proud of

I just started bread baking again a few months back and since then, I've been attempting to improve my pain de campagne from Bernard Clayton's book and by George, I think I got it. It's so tasty and airy with a wonderful feel in the mouth. I tweaked things a bit and retarded the final rise and it all came together, finally. Just as I'm about to try a TRUE sourdough starter for the first time. I just bought the ingredients yesterday.

Truly, sometimes it really does take practice, practice practice. I'm not saying it's what some of you pros/near pros can do, but for me, this is HUGE! And this bread is huge. It's 13" diameter and 4" tall.


 

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SeasideJess

It's so wonderful when a bread finally comes out the way you want it to!

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Benito

That looks beautiful.