The lace was a flop. Like, ugh, I don’t even want to talk about it. So here’s some bread!
See how I distracted you there, did it work?
Yesterday, I got home from the grocery store and realized we forgot to get mozzarella, so pizza was out. After a minute of mourning for my dinner, I decided I still wanted something yeasty, but it needed to be quick. I still needed to eat dinner soon. So after a minute of searching I settled on the Baguette by the Sisters Cafe.
For a very speedy bread, it’s very good. There is only one, 30 minute rise, which meant that I could satisfy my home baked bread craving fast. The texture is more like white sandwich bread than french though, the crumb is very fine and doesn’t have the nice big holes I would generally expect in a baguette. It also has more of a sandwich bread taste. I suspect this is due to the short rise, there wasn’t enough time for the yest to produce the lovely bubbles in the bread or the complex flavor we associate with a baguette. Also, a real french baguette is often a two day affair, starting with either a preferment, either a biga or a poolish and including multiple rises to help ferment the yeast.
Still, I didn’t have that kind of time so this was an excellent alternative.
Another fairly speedy baguette recipe I’d like to try
Steamy Kitchen’s How to Make the Perfect Loaf of French Bread