French baguettes are going to take some practice. While the bread tastes fine, it doesn’t have the gassy texture you should have with a good baguette. Also my scoring lines were apparently not deep enough, as the bread didn’t crack on them. This however my first attempt at hearth style baking in my oven. I cooked these on my pre-heated round pizza stone, which is why two of the loaves are shorter than the third. Maybe the next time I attempt this formula, I’ll have a rectangular stone, so all three loaves can be equal.
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