It’s springtime here in “sunny” California, and our highs should be averaging ~80° F, with clear blue skies. The last couple days? Cold and rainy. Highs near 50°. Snow at the higher elevations. Unbelievable.
So what do you do when thunder’s booming and rain is pouring down and all your photo shoots are cancelled for the day? I figured I would try my hand at making baguettes.
After the first rise, I had to shape them into little mini baguettes. This turns out to be a lot harder than you would think — the dough is very sticky. There was flour everywhere.
After the second rise I scored them and threw them in the oven. 11 minutes later: Ta da!
And I’ll be damned if it didn’t work — it was actually pretty good! And what’s better with fresh-baked bread than hearty soup? Carol chipped in and made a barley, bean, and vegetable soup. The perfect way to end a rainy
winter spring day.