Help with baking gear ideas for making batards
I have only made boules, but I want to start making batards instead because I like the more evenly sized slices. I am loath to purchase much more baking equipment as I already have 3 round cast iron dutch ovens in a NYC apartment.
In terms of what I have the might work for a batard, I unfortunately don't have anything with a lid. In the cast iron department I already have the Lodge reversible griddle and a huge cast iron Le Creuset roasting pan. I do not own a pizza stone, but thought maybe I could use the Lodge griddle like a pizza stone? Can I get away with just buying some lava rocks or should I bite the bullet and buy another dutch oven?