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Anis Bouabsa's Baguettes

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TinGull

Anis Bouabsa's Baguettes

Well, I've been MIA in the bread baking world for a loooong time, as I've been busy with my other passion, baking dog biscuits (Barkwheats).

I decided to make these baguettes following the simple...so simple recipe.  Holy.......smokes!  These were the BEST baguettes I have ever made in my entire life!  I've NEVER before been able to get a crust that crackled when I bit into it and a chewy crumb that was nice an open.  OH....this makes me want to do this every day now.

 

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I used KA AP flour with Maine sea salt and SAF instant yeast and my well water.  yummmmmmmmmzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Janedo

I'm really happy the recipe worked for you and that you got such wonderful results!

About the dog biscuits.... I posted a recipe for sourdough dog biscuits on my blog the other day. The dogs love them. Do you have any other tips about other types of dog biscuits? That's off topic, but you mentioned them! :-)

Jane 

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TinGull

Thanks Jane :)  I'm super happy too.  As for biscuits...I use buckwheat flour which lots of farmers use parts of in livestock feed.  It's really sweet and full of protein.  And...local ingredients :)

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Janedo

OK, thanks. I always have lots of that on hand.

Jane 

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dmsnyder

Isn't that a great recipe? I'm glad it's worked well for you.

Now, try them with a touch of rye added. If you keep an active sourdough starter, add some of that too. Either or, better yet, both boost the flavor significantly.


David

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Flo Makanai

Hi everyone,

Superb baguettes and yes they're super good, too. I've made a batch with some marinated tomatoes added to the dough, and we had sandwiches with those baguettes, prosciutto and sliced marinated artichokes, mmmm!