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The best laid plans of mice and men...

The Roadside Pie King's picture
The Roadside Pi...

The best laid plans of mice and men...

That being said, the end game scoring plan is as follows. 

baguettes at approx. 16"

Score lines - Three at 6"

Overlap - Score lines two and three overlap by 2" (approx. 1/3)

I don't see a whole lot of expansion. but, they are looking sweet. The first photo is right after shaping, the second photo is after 10 hrs. in the cooler.

I screwed the pooch.

Overthinking, I, first of all, changed too many variables at once. That notwithstanding, I figured out the no-spring problem, (oven or otherwise.) Second, to that, I was too aggressive with the scoring. I changed the protein profile of the bread by substituting 50% pastry flour with only moderately high protein Gold metal flour. Live and learn! Now I have to redo this bake again before moving on.


kendalm's picture

They look amazing.  Love the seeds.  Oven spring is so hard with baguettes.  It's a akin to how blowing up those thin animal bending balloons takes so much force.  Basically if you can fully spring a baguette you can do anything !