Breadmaking is actually my nightmare… I am so very impatient. But, as I have embraced baking, more broadly, and in my desire to cultivate more patience, to be kind to myself, and to have the house smelling like heaven–I am embarking on the journey.
Please note that most French bread is vegan. A quick look at ingredients, or discussion with your local bread baker, can reveal whether or not you have more bread options than you might think.
Also note that this takes a long, long time. Oh, and be sure to check out Jacob Burton’s site for more about making baguette. He offers not only great hints (and the more advanced version of this recipe), but the full recipe, links to equipment, and a host of other great information.