Friday, January 17, 2014

Going Dutch

Didn't think King Arthur Flour's No-Knead Crusty White Bread could get any better, but...

Acquired a dutch oven.

This diminutive little loaf was the best one yet.  The dutch oven made for a thick, crunchy crust, and an elastic crumb with big beautiful holes.

It's a cast iron dutch oven, small diameter (8") but tall.  Should be a great size because it'll coddle a small loaf but can handle a large one by means of its height.  Also plays nice in the little oven compartment of our Kitchen Queen - happy to share rack space.

This was the third and final loaf from one batch of dough, and yet much better than the first two loaves (which we all considered excellent).

Look at that crazy texture!

Didn't have enough left for a very large loaf.  The next batch will be fewer and larger loaves.  This one was gone in a flash.

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