How can I bake good bread without access to an oven?
I've been baking bread for 30 years, always in an oven. Now I'm finding myself in a situation in which I have no access to an oven, also cannot use a toaster oven (in which I'd previously managed to bake excellent 8x4 in. pan loaves) and also cannot bake in a dutch oven, using charcoal briquets on a grill outdoors. All I've got is an electric stovetop range with two hotplates, 6 and 7 1/2 in. in diameter. Given these limitations, is there a way for me to bake a decent loaf of bread, preferably a round sourdough loaf with rye & wheat?
E.g., would this be possible on the bigger hotplate, using a 10 in. dia dutch oven? Heat would then only be supplied from the bottom and the loaf may burn at the bottom and not be browned at the top, correct?
Does anyone here have some experience with this situation or any good advice whatsoever?
Many thanks, Robert