I have a question for you. How do you feel about burnt loaves? I read a quote in Dan Lepard's The Handmade Loaf saidby Johan Sorbergs, a baker in Stockholm, saying that "Today burnt crusts are viewed as deadly at worst... But without the penetrating effect of the browning and charring, the crumb flavor is thin." Is it true that to get a better crumb flavor the crust has to be nearly burnt? Or does the burnt crust ruin the whole bread?
I asked this question in my blog when I tried out one of Jim Lahey's recipes:
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