Well, I used my couche, bread flipper and burn prevention gloves for the first time this morning. Oh, WOW! I cannot believe how beautiful the bread is turning out.
I am a bit clumsy with flipping the loaves directly onto the baking stone, and I made the first five loaves a little too long. One of them has a bent tip where it was too long for the baking stone.
The texture is unbelievable! Take a look at these pics.
|Loaves rising in the couche|
|Loaves baking directly on baking stone - no pans anymore!|
|First loaves out of the oven - 10 more to go|
|Look at the crumb, the texture - perfection!|