Today's bake with new oven setup

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northwestsourdough

I added a few firebrick to the sides of my oven and then added the baking stone and also had a baking stone on top.(Gee we'll do anything for cutting edge bread )

I did get my dough too dry because I kneaded for once and I incorporated a little too much flour. So that is why the tearing of the crust.
[img]http://www.northwestsourdough.com/july11basket.jpg[/img]

Here is the first loaf out, and it didn't tear as much as the later two, that is why I feel it was a dough issue and not underproofing:

[img]http://www.northwestsourdough.com/july11cc.jpg[/img]

Here is the crumb of the first loaf:

[img]http://www.northwestsourdough.com/july11e.jpg[/img]

I wrote it all up on my blog at:
[url]http://northwestsourdough.wordpress.com/[/url]
The recipe for the bread is down a bit on the blog page, it is called Coastal Loaf.

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nina 2006 July 12

Those are beautiful, mmmm!
Your blog is always a good read, I like that you post so many pictures.

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TeckPoh 2006 July 12

Hubby popped in just now. I showed him your oven set-up and Bill's, enthusing over your breads and the amazing spring. He touches my forehead......and feigns concern.

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Bill44 2006 July 13

[quote="TeckPoh"]
Hubby popped in just now. I showed him your oven set-up and Bill's, enthusing over your breads and the amazing spring. He touches my forehead......and feigns concern.
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Yes, it's a terrible disease, and quite a worry for those around us.

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northwestsourdough 2006 July 13

Yes I quite agree... those that don't understand why a person needs to fill the oven with rocks must be ill indeed. I know we certainly are not ill, I have filled my oven many times with stones( and I don't mean my bread is a brick, for those of you sniggering!!)...and I am certainly sane.

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