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To torpedo or to teardrop ? That is the question

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kendalm

To torpedo or to teardrop ? That is the question

The one on the left is a torpedo shape and the right a teardrop.  I prefer the teardrop shape but what I am most happy with is the crumb today.  Dropped hydration a little and also scored vertically which seems to help getting double grignes.  Also did a 2 hour autolyse this time which really reduces the mixing so we'll know soon if that had a positive impact on flavor.  Otherwise, I feel like breakdancing ! 

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Danni3ll3's picture
Danni3ll3

More crust to crunch!

But seriously awesome baguettes!

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kendalm

I think you are in Canada right ? I feel like it's a Canadian thang - to torpedo that is.  Next time you're at a bakery there tell me if I am not crazy - maybe we can get a spreadsheet of stats on straightees v torpedoes there ;) 

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Danni3ll3

but baguettes where I live are rounded on the ends. ??‍♀️

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kendalm

My Canada turf privileges are on thin ice ! 

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Benito

Geremy, awesome full sized baguettes sir!  On my walk today, I looked through the front window of a local bakery and they had pointy tipped torpedo baguettes, so the smaller bakeries I’ve been into generally have that shaping.  Well done!

Benny

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kendalm

I am just having fun with you guys - the commonwealth way is 'take the piss out' so-to-speak.  Last time I was in Montreal everything was a torpedo - prolly just coincidence of incidence ;) 

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_JC_

This looks so good! so that's what its called, Thank you!

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kendalm

I an not sure if that the correct terminology especially the word teardrop.  It just seems fitting.  Torpedo though is pretty commonc I think - people will understand torpedo shaped baguettes with seeing a picture.  Teardrop - may need a picture to make sense.