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Ace Baguettes - bake at home

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mikefly Apr 4, 2010 05:29 PM

Bought these frozen yesterday, as I knew the shops would be closed, and I was looking forward to a steak sandwich :)

Baked this in the oven, as directed. Fairly good, especially considering the option was going without fresh bread.

Here's the question - would this work in a toaster oven? That way I could have fresh bread at lunchtime. (Yummy)

Thanks,

Mike

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    traceym Mar 4, 2011 11:48 AM

    Our closest Costco doesn't seem to carry the frozen baguettes anymore. Anyone else know where to get them in toronto besides Loblaws? Or does Weston have it locked up now?

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      jayt90 Mar 4, 2011 02:56 PM

      The boxed frozen baguettes at Costco are now made by Premier Moisson

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        sumashi Jun 13, 2011 10:30 AM

        I just bought the frozen Premier Moisson baguettes from Costco last week. They're so good!! I think it was around $13 for 12 baguettes. The texture is great, I just toast it up with some butter and minced hardneck garlic. So yummy.

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          KitchenVoodoo Jun 13, 2011 09:52 PM

          Sounds great - the Ace baguuettes I find need to be baked at 10 to 20 degrees higher than suggested, and for about 5 - 10 minutes longer, otherwise they turn out soggy to raw in the center.

          1. re: KitchenVoodoo
            jackie2830 Jun 14, 2011 03:12 AM

            KV, I would check your oven temp...........410 is the Bakery directions and I bake the bread all the time @ that temp/time. Ofcourse it would also depend on whether you are baking from a frozen state or just room temp/day old.
            Good luck, Ace is STILL the best baguette!

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      ericdunn Nov 21, 2010 07:36 AM

      Where can you buy frozen Ace Baguettes?

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        TorontoJo Nov 21, 2010 08:35 AM

        Loblaw's carries them, but the best deal is at Costco. The demi-baguettes are at least 50% larger than the demi-baguettes in the grocery store and the price is at least 50% less. A box of 12 goes for around $14 or $15 dollars at Costco. A bag of 3 is around $6 at Loblaw's.

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          Leslieville Mar 4, 2011 06:26 PM

          Actually, the best deal is at the Weston Bakery outlets. I can't remember the price but it's way below Costco's

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          jackie2830 Nov 21, 2010 08:42 AM

          Thanks froglegs! Boy you guys sure follow up on info!
          Here in the states, you can always go to the bakery manager @ Tops Markets [where Ace is sold] and ask for a frozen loaf of any variety they sell.
          In Canada, frozen par baked baguette/demis would be found in the freezer case and I believe are only sold @ Costco.......possibly Loblaw's as well. Go directly to the Acebakery.com website for added info.
          Bon appetit mon ami!

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            ylsf Nov 21, 2010 08:58 AM

            I am pretty sure more grocery stores carry them then just Loblaws. Probably more and more will carry them now because I read the other day that Weston bought ACE.

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            Wahooty Nov 21, 2010 09:18 AM

            Shoppers Drug Marts with large grocery sections also sometimes have them.

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              mikefly Nov 21, 2010 10:16 AM

              Fiesta Farms too! Thanks Frogslegs.

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          3. jackie2830 Nov 20, 2010 11:27 AM

            Mike, I'm sure I'm a bit late, but as a former Ace employee here in New York I can tell you that frozen par baked baguettes should be baked @ 410 for about 10 minutes. Also, if you want to freshen a baguette or any Ace breads up, use 410 again, for 5 minutes. Baguettes are best eaten the same day, but can be refreshed day old. All other Ace breads have a 3 day shelf life but will always be equally scrumptious if refreshed. And yes, a toaster oven would be fine.

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              froglegs Nov 20, 2010 01:45 PM

              Ha ha!
              Maybe a bit late...
              ACE Baguette Baking 101
              Very informative!

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              morty999 Apr 4, 2010 06:27 PM

              I have even baked them on the barbeque! Great in the summer when it is really hot and you don't want to heat up the kitchen.

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                mikefly Apr 4, 2010 06:33 PM

                Cool Thanks Morty & Jo.

                FYI - pizza is also good on the BBQ. mmmmm.

              2. TorontoJo Apr 4, 2010 05:33 PM

                I bake these in my toaster oven all the time. Super fast, super yummy. I don't even bother preheating the toaster oven. I just stick the frozen demi-baguette in the toaster oven, turn it on to 375 and bake for 15 mins.

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