So after reading a review on this site from a couple years ago and seeing photos of what this oven is capable of, I think it would make the perfect secondary oven that will accomplish what we're trying to do.
Anybody else using it these days? How has it treated you? Has it ever been out for service? Would you recommend getting it again?
Thanks a ton in advance,
When I make bread buns and loaves, the crust always comes out hard and cracky. I like simple basic recipes, using just flour, water and yeast. But I've always read that adding fats to the dough makes the bread softer. I don't like fat though. But I wonder, if I can get away with just one of those fats in my dough, which ingredient gives the most soft crust? and should I add that ingrient to the dough itself, or only use as coating just before baking?
I'm a beginner, making my first loaf pan bread using Reinhart's "Everyday 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread" recipe from "Artisan Breads Every Day". (All my previous efforts have been hearth breads.) The recipe does not mention using a baking stone or steam when baking in a loaf pan - is that an omission, or should I use one or both of these techniques? And, if I use a stone, is it OK to put the pan directly on the stone?
I've experimented with steaming my own oven and it worked okay but I am looking at getting a new oven and want one that can steam my bread just right.
Much information has been generously shared on TFL about people's experiments with introducing steam into home ovens. However, more often than not, there is no mention of the type of oven (gas or electric) one is using in these experiments. The same holds true for books like BPA and Bread.
I'm distraught and really need the help of Fresh Loafers who routinely produce beautiful breads in their gas ovens. I retired my old electric range in a recent remodel and installed a Capital Culinarian gas range with convection. It's a powerful, very well made pro-style range (with no electronics to go wonky with steam). With my electric range, I produced crusts like this:
And this is the sad puppy I just pulled out of my gas range: