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Cold-start cloche baking rediscovered

JeremyCherfas's picture
JeremyCherfas

Cold-start cloche baking rediscovered

I was re-reading Elizabeth David's English Bread and Yeast Cookery and discovered the passage in whiich she describes the author Virginia Woollf's technique for making a cottage loaf. That sounded like fun, so I decided to give it a try, and was very pleased with the outcome. I blogged about it here.


Here's the loaf just after removing the cloche.



And here it is after final browning.



I'm very pleased with both cold-start and cloche techniques, and will continue to use them. Of course, I quickly discovered that they are old news here!


Jeremy

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weavershouse's picture
weavershouse

Thanks Jeremy for your post. I'm going to get Elizabeth David's book off the shelf and try this. Your bread looks great.


weavershouse