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Old 06-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Smile I Thought I'd Bake Some Bread Today

The weather's been chilly, wet and dreary this week. I wanted a warming soup for dinner. For us, a soup meal calls for a baguette. I had that cookbook of Ratios, and thought I'd try the baguette recipe. It sounded easy and quick so I decided to give it a go. It's a quicker, simpler version than the one in Reinhart's Bread Baker's Apprentice which calls for a two-day process.

The recipe produced a much bigger loaf than I expected from a baguette recipe. I guess I should have made it four feet long!

Here are the results. I have to say we both thought it came out pretty good.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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Looks good. I'm thinking the same and making my yummy baked beans for dinner it's freezing here.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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Looks gorgeous, Andy. Very nice crumb.
You certainly haven't lost your touch for not having done it in a while.
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That looks really good, Andy. I can almost smell it from here!
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:29 PM   #5
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Oh yeah. Nice!
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
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Yes, homemade bread with soup now that is what I need.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:55 PM   #7
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Looks great! !
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:57 PM   #8
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The recipe produced a much bigger loaf than I expected from a baguette recipe. I guess I should have made it four feet long!
Looks good! Next time divide in two and make two loafs the same length but half the diameter.

I wish I could make baguette that good! (I presume it tasted as good as it looks.)
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:04 PM   #9
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Thanks everybody.

Greg, it did taste very good. We ate more than we needed tonight.

I would have split it in two if the recipe hadn't said it made one loaf. When I set it for the final rise, it really grew!
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Looks Fantastic, Andy...any left?
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