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How to Shape a Bâtard

with Peter Reinhart

Length: 4:03
Produced By: Sarah Breckenridge

A bâtard, or torpedo loaf, is a classic shape of bread in its own right, but it's also the first step in creating a baguette or even a pan loaf. Bread authority Peter Reinhart demonstrates how to shape a bâtard, plus how to add steam to your oven to create a crisp crust.

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