Results of a 75% hydration baguette
I attempted txfarmers tried and true baguette recipe. I am way above my scope. However, bread is a spiritual process that truly stretches you to develop your skills both literally and figuratively.
A three hour recipe began at 1pm took me till 7:40pm. The recipe was fine. I realize that for me I read a recipe very literally like walking 1 step at a time In baby steps. This wet dough is a challenge for my amateur skill set. Perseverance is my motto in the process of creating A baguette.
I am looking to develop my ability in artisan bread. I would like to be able to use my lame accurately to help my dough to rise and release the steam etc. I would like a good crust and crumb. I want to see some holes in a pattern. I would like to learn how to handle a high hydration dough with skill.
As a funny note, I survived a dog attempting to eat my proofing dough, a finger cut by my new lame, melting children, soccer practice, and I have boys. I think being a mother of boys says it all.