Baguette: My proofing board

22 Dec

I have used  a * homemade baguette board for proofing to keep the dough round  for a year, but I realized that it may damage the crumb structure in the dough by my mistake.

Here is my baguette board for proofing.  I just cut a center roll of  wrapping paper in a half.

                                                                                   I pressed down the board to adjust the curb.

Here is what I found out that I might make a big mistake.

I made a very long baguette with preferment about 60 cm on 12/20/2011.I cut the dough little bit so that the baguette can fit in my oven , and I cut the short dough in a half again, then proofed the one without the board,and the other one was used the board.

    Here is the result:

I don’t know which one is which!    I forgot it!!

      I am going to test it again to make sure which one is better.

                    I will bake more baguettes tomorrow…..


Updated 12/27/2011

I think that I shouldn’t use the wrapping paper’s center roll  board for proofing anymore because of this result.

It doesn’t look good because I took this crumb shot at night.  I hope you can see the open crumb all over.

  I proof the dough like the way :

but I cover it with a big plastic bag when it is proofed like this:

* When I proofed the baguette dough without the plastic bag, the baguette came out pretty dense and the dough was not silky.

    This is the result of the baguette without the plastic bag.

  This baguette was proofed with the plastic bags.   Over all, the baguettes that I have tried many times with the plastic bag have more open crumb than the one without the plastic bags.  I also tried the baguette without the plastic bags more than 20 times. all of them came out pretty dense.

I think that every bread dough need to be proofed with  moisture.

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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Baguette



4 responses to “Baguette: My proofing board

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