This is a wonderful method for making baguettes which I learned in bread class. This is an adaptation of Prof. Calvel's method and works beautifully if you have the patience and will be in the kitchen anyway for the afternoon. The result is rich brown crusty bread with a superior flavor and lovely crumb. I sometimes make small roll-sized baguettes which are great for sandwiches. This will make 3 full-sized baguettes, but if your oven is not very large, you may need to shape the dough into four baguettes. The instructions may seem long, but it is not a hard process and well worth the effort.