30 July 2013

12 Months of Bread - 5/12

I haven't baked a new kind of bread in a while! I've been going back over the others I have done before to try and make improvements. Then, last night, I decided to make mini baguettes to go with a mushroom risotto we were having for tea! It was super stormy outside whilst I was baking. I had the balcony doors open, it was pretty therapeutic!

I used this basic recipe! I didn't realise until I was about to put the bread in the oven that you put a tray full of water in the oven too, the steam helps make the crust really crunchy. So I learnt something new! The rest of the recipe was pretty easy though.

Lessons Learnt
: On the second prove I should have let them get a little bigger, then they would have been rounder; These are a little flat. I struggle with patience. I need a bigger tray, to make huuuuge baguettes or maybe I need a bigger oven?

Verdict: Amazing! The steaming really made the crush super crunchy but left the centre super soft. I folded some cracked black pepper into the dough, and crunched a little more on the top with a little salt. I can't wait to make them again. 



  1. Yuummm! Seriously those look ridiculously tasty. I have awful patience with baking. Things always go flat because of it. Taste is what matters though!

  2. Oooh you're inspiring me. One of my goals this year was to be a 'bread making master' and uhh.. I haven't been doing so well besides that one time I made bagels (which were amazing!!). Talk about a lack of momentum!


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