So I got up this morning and finished the bread. Here is a picture so you can see how resilient it is (even though I made a few errors)
Crusty and beautiful huh? Here is what I did wrong and right:
So in the morning, heat the oven to 450 degrees then put your pot in the oven with the lid on and let it heat for 30 minutes. Please make sure to remove the dough from the oven before you turn it on – I didn’t so the dough I have is a little loose and weird. Photo here:
But I just dumped it onto a tea towel with a ton of flour and shaped in into a ball shape hoping it would be ok. I also think I used too much yeast as I dumped a whole envelope in and didn’t measure a 1/4 tsp. But oh well – it seems to have worked. Proving that this recipe is indestructible.
After the opt has heated for 30 minutes, take it out carefully and dump the bread ball in, no greasing of the pot needed. Cover and put in the oven for 30 minutes, then uncover and let cook another 15 minutes.
Take it out and cool on a rack.
Next up? Roasted garlic and herb bread, parmesan and bacon bread…. The possibilities are endless. I can’t wait.
Now – go read about my hip at http://www.hgpatz.blogspot.com. Im off the walker!