Tupper Lake, November 6, 2012 by Jeff Boucher

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday-Baguettes, Boule & Pizza......

Hump Day.  TGIW?   It's all downhill from here, right? 

While we're waiting for the weekend to come to us, may as well bake.  
This afternoons baking consisted of 3 items. 

First up, baguettes.  
Hadn't made baguettes before, but they were pretty easy.
Made up a batch of no-knead dough yesterday following the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day recipe.  Let it sit in the fridge overnight, took it out when we got home, let it warm up a bit and made these crusty little loaves.
This was a practice run for Danielle's wedding in June. I'm going to bake the bags for (part of) the appetizers, served up with olive oil.

There were four to start-one was consumed in a taste test. 
Nice and crusty on the outside, chewy with a decent crumb inside. 
These'll work, oh boy will they work.

Then I had some leftover dough, so I made a boule for my favorite retiring co-worker.
She'll get this in the morning tonight-it's better warm.

Finally I made 2 pizzas for supper ( hadn't had any in a couple of days).

Used the frozen dough from Sav-A-Lot. 
It cost 99 cents, defrost easily in the microwave and spreads easily. It's not as good as homemade dough, but darn close and for a weeknight it's a timesaver.

Made a white pie with garlic, onion, tomato, parm, mozzarella and some fresh basil. 

Good stuff.

Then a cheese pie with regular pizza sauce.

More good stuff.
With the new oven I can use the pizza stone and my new peel.  I cooked these at 500 degrees.
Makes a huge difference.  Once you start baking on the stone, you won't go back I assure you-just don't let your knuckles brush up against it when you're removing the pizza-it's hot, really hot.



  1. Beautiful loaves. And your pizza looks perfect.

  2. Nice! I love bread but rarely make it because with just 2 of us we never eat it all! The pizza looks yum!

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I've never made baguettes, but I really need to give it a try -- yours are gorgeous! Your pizza looks really delicious too.

  4. Both those pizza are making me hungry just looking at them!

  5. Hey Tup,
    Can't believe those baguettes are your first! They usually give some trouble in the shaping, but yours look great!

  6. Baguettes came out pretty good for the first run, although I'm going to make them a little thicker. These were about 2" in diameter before they baked, I may try 'em @ 3".