If you have completely rubbish flour, don't expect to be able to make a baguette with this recipe. However, do expect to be able to make rough, cigar shaped loaves that look rather plain but have great flavour and texture (even with rubbish flour). Don't bother slashing them. They don't have the strength to hold a cut. If you have fabulous flour, this recipe will still be a challenge because it calls for 80% hydration (this makes it hard) and the poolish is 90% of the total flour weight (this makes it harder). However, we all love a challenge and the worst thing that can happen is that your baguettes are rather ugly but as we here at the global HQ of Virtuous Bread always say: everything is good toasted. Even if it's ugly.