Just finished first no-knead bread...
loaf, and it came out wonderfully! The sound I so often read about, the crackling of the crust, I finally really heard when I took the loaf out of the pan. My one question is this: I made the loaf in a (black) cast iron dutch oven, and the 500 degree temp. was so high smoke started engulfing my kitcken. Thinking now that maybe, because the pan is so dark, if a lower oven temperature (perhaps 475 degrees?) would prevent this?
Thanks for your input.