Chews Wise: Baguette Traditional - Fromartz Recipe
Devouring the Food Chain One Bite at a Time
This recipe may be intimidating, but, hey, who isn’t up for a challenge? Experienced home bakers will likely recognize the steps, which took time and patience to develop. I had been drawn to the baguette a decade ago, then gave up thinking it was impossible to reproduce in a home oven. But over the past couple of years I went back to it, tried different techniques and then finally arrived at a recipe I was happy with. To read more about that process - which led to an award winning baguette - read the essay I posted here. Beginners will need to be patient—to start baking bread with this recipe is like jumping into calculus after third-grade math. So here’s a tip: Pick up Daniel Leader’s Local Breads or Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice and try their baguette recipes before plunging over the dark side.