Bread baking is so much fun, I just wish everyone would do it. I know it seems a little tricky to the uninitiated but it needn’t be. The hardest part is getting the dough into the blazing hot oven. This usually requires either:
- heating up tiles for one hour on the oven’s highest setting, then sliding the loaf onto the tiles and pouring boiling water into a tray on the botton shelf; or
- heating the oven and an oven proof pot (usually cast iron) for one hour on the oven’s highest setting and then manoeuvring the risen dough into the pot.