Rise and Fall of Artisan Bread 'ear'
I've made many breads in my life and I've never got how to correctly perform a good ear in my breads.
Can you help in contributing what are the contributors and the destroyers of a good bread ear?
I've made a loaf recently and it got great ear but I cannot and do not know how I've come to have it..like magic!
I've seen this fantastic video about bread ears and I do everything right except maybe little over proofing...though I am not sure!
Is there a possibility of too much steam? I load my oven with 6-8 ice cubes onto a chain down on bottom rack and it creates enormous steam..seriously..so maybe this could be the Achilles Heel, is there too much steam?