No oven - baking in a cheapo kettle on the stove, ideas?
So here I am staying in a rented condo and feeling the urge to bake my own bread. Started some pretty wet foccacia type bread last night, final rise in the frig overnight and all ready to bake it this morning. Problem. I couldn't figure out how to light the gas stove, tried all the ways I could think of SO I used the only alternative I could think of and "baked" it on the stove top. Limited supply of pots here and I had to use a very thin aluminum kettle (alternative was the frying pan) which had a lid. I lined it with alum foil to make the bottom a little thicker.
I know that people have made bread directly in a fire forever, but I haven't and it felt pretty desperate to use this cheapo alum pot! Amazingly, to me, it came out really well....I used a low flame for about 25 minutes and while the loaf was steamed rather than baked, it has a good texture and tastes yummy.
I'm interested in other people's experiences "baking" bread on a stove top....a heavy Dutch Oven would be much better I imagine but I don't want to buy one as we are here on vacation. What things have you tried??