Need Bigger Holes (w/ lots of photos)
I made 3 recipes Saturday... King Arthur Flour has a recipe for French country bread, then I tried baguettes using the pain l'ancienne method in BBA, and also 2 recipes of pain de campagne. They all tasted very good. Some problems I had revolved around my spray bottle not spraying when I did the baguettes, and I think I did something wrong with them anyway; they didn't get the bigger holes I'd hoped for, though they are more irregular looking (holes) than I'd gotten before. The pain de campagne has great crust and some more irregular holes in the crumb, but I still want bigger, which I'm assuming I need to do by using more water. I solved the water problem when I did the pain de campagne by just really squeezing the bottle while trying to spray, and the crust came out great. Any advice on bigger holes is much appreciated!
Here are some photos:
I tried 'monogramming' one of the loaves of pain de campagne