One of my first loaves
This loaf of hearth bread from The Bread Bible was one of my first efforts. I made it to serve with the pork shoulder I slow smoked for 18 hours. When I first started baking, I always used a loaf pan because I didn't have the confidence to try shaping the loaf myself. Since then I have stopped using the loaf pans for this type of bread and I'll be adding more photos soon to show the free-form loaves.