Baguettes, And Another Bread Thing I’ve Been Thinking About

-A.J.

I think I’m learning more baking baguettes than I am most other things right now, and I think that’s because they’re encouraging me to look holistically at how I’m approaching bread baking —  I feel like I can make a focaccia or a No Knead and they’re relatively forgiving. Baguettes require more attention to… everything […]

Bring Your Baguette Dough To Work Day

by A.J. Coltrane

Earlier this week we came into possession of a goodly amount of Chanterelles. As in previous years, that meant we’d pass them along to Iron Chef Leftovers, and he’d cook dinner for us. (More on that later.)

We needed something to sop up sauce, and a regular No-Knead Bread wasn’t going to fit into […]

Closer To The Truth Baguettes

by A.J. Coltrane

The middle of December saw the Not-Pretty Baguettes.

Tonight’s are much more photogenic:

The crumb was decent but not exceptional. This may be to be expected given the relatively small diameter of the breads:

Notice how the open spaces are directly down the center — the area that was slashed.

 

It’s basically […]