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Vollkornbrot, The Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book - has anyone made this?

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Vollkornbrot, The Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book - has anyone made this?

I made the Laurel's Vollkornbrot over the last few days and was disappointed with the outcome.

I was wondering about the instructions re the baking. It has you starting, covered, on the bottom rack in a cold oven - ok, bake for an hour at 425-ok, turn oven down to 215 and bake for 2 more hours -ok, uncover and turn oven up to 425 for another hour. This last part gave me a seriously burnt bottom.

I did shave off the bottom but the entire crust was inedible and I actually chipped a molar. So I trimmed off the rest of the crust and am left with just the centre which is actually quite good. I am guessing that the instructions should have said to raise the loaf up from the bottom for the last hour of baking?

Even if I had the sides and top were also way too hard to eat, and I love a crusty loaf.

I would like to know anyone elses experience with this loaf(s)

Thanks!

B.