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    Published on November 12th, 2014 | by Greg


    Baking Baguettes With Emile Henry

    Say it with us now: carbs are amazing. They might have gotten a bad rap in recent years, but few foods are quite as satisfying as a great loaf of bread. And even if you’re not a baker, bread is always better when fresh and warm. Sure, you could get a breadmaker- but they take up a lot of space, can be noisy and expensive, and typically leave you with slightly unattractive results.

    The Emily Henry Baguette Baker is the ideal gift for anyone who loves bread but hasn’t- yet- found the pleasures in baking their own. And better yet, when they do, you’ll be able to snag some since it makes three shareable loaves. They aren’t the extra-long ones that you might remember from trips to Paris, but at more than 13 inches long and a pretty traditional 2+ inches wide, they’re perfect for footlong sandwiches. And with a bit of practice, simply following the included recipe and modifying to your taste, the results will satisfy even the most picky gluten gluttons.

    Made in France from Burgundy clay, it’s surprisingly heavy- more than eight pounds! But that weight transforms your mild-mannered dough into some lovely, crunchy crustiness. The design of the pan helps trap steam from the during baking, key to getting the ideal exterior while keeping the inside nicely moist and chewable. Baking is an art, and takes some kneading, patience, and of course a little bit of butter to keep things from sticking.

    Like other Emile Henry kitchenware that we’ve seen, this one feels like it’ll stand the test of time. Available in both black and red glazes, the Emile Henry Baguette Baker is available now online and in stores for around $130.

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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