French Bread

The Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge: No 14. French Bread

Bread time again! Here is another installment of my attempt to bake my way through Peter Reinhart’s wonderful book, The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread.

The fourteenth recipe in the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge is French Bread.

A beautiful French Baguette is my go to bread whenever I entertain. There is something elegant about its long narrow shape and its lovely golden crust. It makes me feel very Parisian. Oh la la. :)

The dough was a little hard to knead but it came together nicely in the end. I'm still not happy with the shape of the final baguette but it sure tasted amazing. The baguette shape perfection will come with time and practise. I plan to practise making this one again and again and again. Enjoy!

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Up next: Italian Bread!


Peter M said...

The dangerous thing about baking such gorgeous bread is that one can eat the whole "pain" in one sitting...just watch me!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A gorgeous loaf! Irressistible!



Ana Powell said...

Well done on your challenge, what a great achievement x

Deeba PAB said...

Oooh I would love some now. Looks absolutely scrumptious to me Paula; shapes great too. I found you over bread, and here's another one that's tempting me no end! Do U folk post the recipe too?

Patsyk said...

what a perfect loaf! for a 1st attempt, I'd say you did a fantastic job with it!

Bread Bin Alex said...

This looks simply amazing - really really good :)

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