Taking it back to the old school…
As in hand written recipes! we are moving out this FRIDAY. We have disconnected our internet and I have returned my library borrowed Bread Bakers Apprentice book. I feel like i have really stepped back in time; baking homemade bread without my laptop by my side.
This will be my last post from this kitchen. I just have to stop making a mess in the kitchen. Not to mention that there really aren’t enoough ingredients left to make anything… Fortunately this was a very simple recipe (ingredient-wise). I made the pate fermentee a couple days ago and have kept it in the fridge. The dough ball had definitely doubled while it was sitting in there. I think it would be interesting to try (though maybe a waste of flour) making french bread without this starter.
My pizza stone broke a week ago so i just baked the loaves on the pan that they proofed on after shaping. One thing i would do differently is spaced the loaves at least 3″ apart when on the pan. The second thing i would have done differently is make BIGGER SCORES in the loaves! Because i had placed the loaves too close together, i had a hard time manuvering my knife around to score them. In the end, they still look okay, but not as dramatic and delicious as they could have.
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