I bought a pack of “Take and Bake” French baguettes and they have the following Baking Instructions with cheeky parenthetical comments:
1. Pre-heat your over (conventional) to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (not Celsius please).
2. Take the bread out of the freezer and place on a rack in the middle of the oven (no need to thaw, but for Pete’s sake, take it out of the bag first).
3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown (you can’t go wrong here, so relax).
4. Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool for about 15 minutes (or eat it hot, it’s now your bread after all).