Transitioning to baguettes

Transitioning to baguettes

Submitted by Grenage on September 3, 2015 – 4:46am.

Good afternoon!

I’ve been making sourdough loaves for a few years now, roughly once a week; same recipe 99% of the time.  I’d really like to start making baguettes, but the one or two times I’ve tried were not very successful – mainly (I think) down to the the strong flour.  I’ve accepted that I’ll need to order some flour, as no supermarkets around here sell more than the usual strong/plain/etc.

Looking online, there’s a mill a couple of hours away that sells a better selection.  They sell T65 for a reasonable rate:

http://www.wessexmill.co.uk/acatalog/French-Bread-Flour-1.5kg-X048S.html

My research suggests T65 as a good place to start for baguettes – would anyone disagree?