July 13, 2010

Mellow Bakers French Bread

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French Bread
French Bread

When I started baking our bread more than 3 years ago, same day French baguettes were the first ones I made. They were not bad but also not any better than store-bought. With more experience and better recipes [with poolish or my favorite, BBA's Pain à l'Ancienne] I have become a baguette snob. And yet, I baked Jeffrey Hamelman's same day French baguettes from his excellent book BREAD, the second bread I chose to bake for this month's MellowBakers....just because....

French Bread

The bread is okay flavorwise, nothing to rave about, as expected. The loaves have a thin crispy-ish crust but don't have my obsession an open crumb. This recipe [which IMHO is out of place in the book reminds me of the Sesame Street song "One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn't belong."] will be in the "do not make again" list. ^_^

French Bread

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Rosemary & Garlic said...

That is one of my favorite Sesame street songs, I am not looking forward to this one, no one appears to be raving about it.

Unknown said...

It still looks good.

Abby said...

Totally agree with your assessment!

Oggi said...

Anne Marie, be mellow and don't make the.:D

Joy, yeah, at least they don't look bad.:)

Abby, thank you. I thought it was just me.:)

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