Plain Old French Style Country Bread
I just pulled this out of the oven tonight. This is a loaf of "ordinary" french bread using the King Arthur Flour recipe for French Style Country Bread. I was trying for a loaf of "sweet french bread" for my wife to use about half of in an egg casserole for a family brunch this weekend. We get to eat the other half. :^)
This was baked in a La Cloche baker, only partially pre-heated, and then left covered for 20 minutes with the oven at 475F, then uncovered for about 15 more minutes at 450F. I gave it a couple more minutes just to color up more because it was even more pale than it finished. And the best part for me... This loaf sang to me for nearly 10 minutes! This is my first experience with this, and what music it was. Way exciting. I'll never get to sleep tonight now.