My Chubby Baguettes

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I was asked to add a baguette formula and “how-to videos” to my new Udemy Course. It took me a few weeks to work out a formula I liked. I did four different iterations but was unhappy with the outcome until the last experiment. Then I hit pay dirt! The taste is beyond fantastic!  The dough is 70% hydration, a bit easier to handle for a newbie baker than the wetter baguettes now popular.

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I decided to call them Chubby Baguettes because they were a bit larger than the 250 g standard sized baguette. I can only fit a short length baguette on my baking stone like the rest of you home bakers, so I wanted a bit more to the baguette. The result is the Chubby Baguette:

 

 

I will only be adding a few more formulas, over time, to the course and  I plan to start a new course. Udemy suggests that the course not be so long that the student despairs of ever reaching the end. My course now has five+ hours of videos and 75 lectures. When I finish adding the Chubby Baguettes and the other formulas I have planned, it will be quite large. So I hope to be starting a new course soon. (Edited to note, I have added the baguette formula and the lectures now total 84).

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Playing with Baguette baking is so much fun and when you are done, it is either awesome or ….start over. There’s not much of an in-between. I had problems with three of my bakes until I just switched out my flour.

Sometimes it is just the flour.

I remember that even while feeding my sourdough starter it looked funny. So something was up with that particular bag of flour. Who knows? I am just glad I switched it. If you ever find yourself thinking you can’t bake anymore… just switch your flour, you might be surprised at how good you are at baking again!

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I plan on mixing up a batch of skinny baguettes with the same formula, only I will divide the dough into four pieces to make the classic sized baguette. Stay tuned!

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I have a Father’s Day Special going on for my course right now (until June 21), the discount link is here: (Edited, I updated this coupon, it’s still good for Father’s Day this year (2017)!

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Have fun baguetting!

Teresa

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    Teresa L Greenway – Sourdough bread baker, author, teacher, entrepreneur. Join my baking classes at: https://tinyurl.com/nbe3ejd

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