Here are the NKB and the hearth breads I mentioned earlier:
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! The NKB is the original recipe except for the pan, and the Hearth has 4 c. flour and 2 c. water, as opposed to the 5:2 I usually use. I'm not sure if the holes are about what I can expect using this and AP flour or not... I guess the holes on the Hearth are a little bigger than with the 5 cups...I said earlier they are not much different.
Today I tried to make the NYT no-knead bread. I didn't have a heavy covered pot so I just put it in a baking dish, uncovered. I tried to post a picture of it, but I have no idea what I'm doing wrong because nothing is happening. I got all excited, taking pictures of the loaf, grain, etc. My husband thought I was nuts! I don't know how it was supposed to be inside, but it was spongy with even holes that were quite a bit larger than my normal homemade hearth loaf.
I have been trying all sorts of things to get my hearth bread to have holes like I see in photos on the site. Today I tried quite a bit less flour so that the dough was quite sticky. I had a hard time getting surface tension, and my slashes were a joke! The bread turned out nice and spongy inside but I was disappointed the holes weren't really any bigger than with the full amount of flour.
I really need to learn how to put in pictures because I really need feedback!