Look at the crumb. It tells the story.

You did everything right. Right? You took time and care, you paid attention but something just did not work out. What was it? Continue reading

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Size matters in baking vessel

The French standard in bread baking yields two loaves. Many people, including me, made the mistake of thinking the whole dough goes into the oven…nope! Most recipes will have 1000g of flour total, or close to that, and will be divided into two equal boules. Do not make the mistake of baking in too large a pot. Continue reading