Pain de Campagne Poilane - Claypot
For the love of bread, I woke up 5 am, with 4 hours of sleep just to see this bread rise and baked. I didn't regret.
Adapted from Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads, I tried my hand again on this Pain de Campagne Poilane. In addition, I also tried using a claypot to bake this.
I'm quite satisfied with my results, the crust was crispy, the texture is amazingly soft unlike those others that I tried. I would have liked more holes, but I think what matters is the taste. The taste is good, a little sweetness, if I changed to sourdough, it probably has better effect.
My 3 days experiences are here with recipe: http://sites.google.com/site/jlohcook/home/breadmaking/pain-de-campagne-poilane
By the way - after it cooled, the boule cracked a little and seem to have shrunk. Is that normal?