Need Help with a No Knead bread
My bread is coming out too damp.
Thanks to my son's interest in making bread (he's 4). I've started baking with him and have been pleased enough with the result to want to keep doing it. Our first attempts turned out good but lacked the big crunchy crust that I love. So I found this technique on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx0HXr-C_wQ
It's very basic: 3c flour, 1.5 c water, Yeast, 1.5tsp salt. Let it sit for 12 hours, form into loaf and cook in a dutch oven. 500F 30 min cover on 20 min cover off
I've done it twice and have been thrilled with the color and big crunchy crust but both times the center ended up cooked and edible but damp and slightly doughy.
Any advice on how to fix this? Less water? Longer Cook Time? I can't go hotter, my oven only goes up to 500F.