Recipe for abstinence
(03-17-2010, 10:04 AM)Texican Wrote:
(03-17-2010, 08:52 AM)Satori Wrote: I learned about eating baguette that way from a World War II vet I interviewed.

I'll have to give it a try, if I can find a good baguette, locally.

The vet discovered this treat while fighting in France, of course, so he had the best. But it's not hard to make a good baguette at home. I do it often.
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(03-17-2010, 12:22 PM)Satori Wrote: The vet discovered this treat while fighting in France, of course, so he had the best. But it's not hard to make a good baguette at home. I do it often.

Sounds good, I may try to make my own.  Got any tips? 
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(03-17-2010, 01:39 PM)Texican Wrote:
(03-17-2010, 12:22 PM)Satori Wrote: The vet discovered this treat while fighting in France, of course, so he had the best. But it's not hard to make a good baguette at home. I do it often.

Sounds good, I may try to make my own.  Got any tips? 

If you've successfully made bread before, I doubt you need any tips. Baguettes are really quite easy. Fun, too -- like playing with a giant piece of Play-Doh! After the first rising, you roll the dough as if you were making a giant clay snake -- revert to childhood. Just be careful not to let them overrise the second time, as they are already of formidable length. I forgot I was raising bread one time and the thing became so fat it was hanging off the edges of my cookie sheet! And don't forget to brush them with water before baking, to get a nice crust.

There is nothing more tempting than a baguette straight from the oven. You can easily eat the whole thing by yourself if you don't watch it.
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