I've always heard about the Baparoma, sort of like how one hears about Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster. Whispered, never seen.
Well, I finally scored me a Baparoma on eBay recently and baked my first baguette with it.
The emperor certainly is wearing clothes in this instance. Designer duds, no less.
The bread was perfectly crusty on the outside, and sinfully velvety and chewy on the inside.
It's baguette perfection.
And it's mine ... all mine!