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The Finished Loaves (photo)

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June 3, 2007 - 11:11am -- Tam1024

Well, I started making bread yesterday afternoon and finished baking thse off this morning.  After nursing my sick starter back to health, I was able to get two almost decent loaves from nothing more than starter, flour, water and salt.  That was my goal.  Now I have to work on refinining the outcome.  My slashing technique needs work and I am not happy with the uneven browning.  I baked them in a gas oven at 425 degrees on a baking stone which was preheated for 45 minutes.  I misted the oven with water 3 times in the first 15 minutes and baked for a total of 30 minutes.  I am not sure why they did not brown evenly.  Any ideas?  I also need to work on my photography skills.