Nice pics! I am not much of a bread eater, but I think I might try this just to shoot some nice pictures like these.
Great looking bread! Nicely done, and like the choice of first consumption. What are you making next?
Are people using cutting boards or marble to roll out their dough? Does it matter?
Thanks all for the kind words.
I shape on a floured silicone mat. The quest for the perfect baguette becomes an obsession itself! I'm still a novice myself, having been reintroduced to yeast baking courtesy of the recent no-knead craze, but watching professional instructors like Ciril Hitz makes me want to try harder. http://www.youtube.com/user/breadhitz
ETA: Thanks to Ciril, I now own a lame, a real couche, a flip board, and a bunch of other specialized bread stuff! LOL