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Karl’s Rustic Italian Bread II

This is not so much a new recipe as an experiment in bread making. I made my first foray into crusty breads a few weeks ago.  In my experience in bread making, cooking the dough in a dry oven produced a soft crust. I had made a large batch of dough and I thought I would bake half of it in a dry oven and half in a moist oven. Small details make big differences.

Rustic Italian Bread Baked in a Moist Oven

Rustic Italian Bread Baked in a Moist Oven

Rustic Italian Bread Baked in a Dry Oven

Rustic Italian Bread Baked in a Dry Oven

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Karl’s Rustic Italian Bread

I am making a chicken cacciatore for Sunday dinner and I wanted fresh bread to go with it. While I have made white bread and other baked goods many times, I have never ventured into crusty bread territory. Bread is simply a mixture of flour, water and some kind of leaven, but the results can vary widely depending of the differences in handling—both before and during baking—and with the addition of a variety of ingredients.

Karl’s Rustic Italian Bread

Karl’s Rustic Italian Bread

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