Baking bread in my Römertopf baker

076copy

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.

Continue reading