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Creeping up on baguette nirvana

kendalm's picture
kendalm

Creeping up on baguette nirvana

Getting closer - timing and temps on the new oven are more sense with each bake.  For benny (coz I am sure he will ask), this is 33% Canadian khorasan T55 against 66% French T65.  I am really happy with the crumb today.  Burst is improving but still not quite the ticket ... but close ! 

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DanAyo's picture
DanAyo

How long are those babies? Your persistence is noteworthy!

Did you bake all 4 at once?

Have you ever gotten into Panettone?

kendalm's picture
kendalm

Hey Dan, 2 bakes of 2 each all about 22 inches or just shy.  I am still not confident enough to put 3+ in until I get more comfortable with timing and temps.  Very fine tuning required - all the people looking for Roffies are in for a surprise working with this oven type / config and technique.  It is not easy and you definitely need to monitoring plate and ambients temps.  As for Pannetone - never tried them.  I find them a bit dry and although they are beautiful, presentable pastries, they high on my list but there is little nagging bug so who knows.  Are you planning on baking some ? 

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DanAyo

Right now and for the last month or so I have been working to build a strong Lievito Madre. Like the song says, "It ain't easy, you know it ain't easy". At least not for me.

kendalm's picture
kendalm

That you of all people will conquer it.  Now I need to look up Levito Madre ;) 

isand66's picture
isand66

These look fantastic with a perfect crumb.

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kendalm

Its always a surprise and today I was pleasantly surprised.  Interestingly when I woke this am and took a peek at the dough it seemed under-developed probably due to the cooler temps.  So that added to the surprise factor. 

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dmsnyder

Crust, crumb and scoring all stellar!

David

kendalm's picture
kendalm

Speaking of crust - working with this new modified pizza oven, the first many loaves I baked came out with soft pillowy crust.  Took a while to figure out how to get a good eggshell crunch going.  What I am really aiming to see now is more burst.  Before I blew up my domestic oven (literally), I was able to get the loaves to open in such a way where it looked like inner core of bread along the entire length with grignes open on both sides all the way.  Seems like the loaf is still setting a bit too early as in about 3-4 minutes where in the past it would continue to rise and expand up to 5 minutes in.  Really odd how things are so funky different with a new oven type :/ 

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Benito

Geremy your baguettes are always perfection.  Glad that the Canadian khorasan T55 is doing its thing in support of the fine French T65.  The colour of the crumb is beautiful as is the openness of the crumb.  Elegant long and slender baguttes with gorgeous grigne and ears, your signature baguettes.

Benny

kendalm's picture
kendalm

thanks benny.  Now if you will please imagine the south park song with 'thank' substituted in. 

Benito's picture
Benito

Of course, gotta love Southpark.  How they drew Canadians was so funny.  Thanks for the chuckle, I needed that after my great Babka debacle of 2020.

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alfanso

 and working.  It took long enough to get the new oven to behave and for you to tame it, but the dividends are starting to pay off.  These look just fabulous, and it looks as though you're now getting hooked on Canadian flours as well.

Mr. McKinley Morganfield is complaining that his mojo isn't completely working.

For all you Aussies: mojo = (ex.) lucky rabbit's foot 

kendalm's picture
kendalm

but he got it back from f** b*****.  I cant say I got it back with the same panache tho. Nice call on Muddy Waters.  Gotta love old blues.  Now I am gonna have to line me up some howlin' wolf baby ! 

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The Roadside Pi...

Sometimes I feel just like this! 

 

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ciabatta

Wow.. those are amazing. bread goals....

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The Roadside Pi...

Perfection! You have reached a pinnacle that few other Boulangers could ever hope to reach. These are in a class of excellence all their own!