My first Hearth Bread
This recipe can from The Bread Baker's Bible. It is the basic Hearth Loaf. Overall I am pleased. It came out of the oven with an internal temp of 200 but the crust looks a bit dark to me. It could be the Whole Wheat Flour in the dough..not sure. One thing that did happen with this loaf that was odd, when i pulled it out of the oven to cool down the thing started cracking........pretty loudly at times and there are a few cracks in the crust itself (does that mean that I overbaked it?).
It was my first time using a preferment and I am very very pleased with how the dough handled using it.
Enjoy the pics and any comments (good or bad) are apreciated.
(it is still cooling down so i am not sure how the crumb looks yet, if i think about it i will snap a pic and post it later....if the loaf last long enough)
(pardon my messy counter.....)