Sometimes a person needs to give up....
Some of you may remember that we are living for a year in a tiny house with just a Breville electirc oven - that unfortunately doesn't seem to get as hot as it normally would in our former home. Something about the electricity here, things seem to be under-powered (the food processor does not spin as fast, the electric coil stove never gets red hot etc etc. (sigh)
The head of our lab, having heard my beloved husband talk about my sourdough boules, went into my blog and saw a few pictures - he begged me to bake one for him, and for the past 3 months I've been trying every single trick up my sleeve to make a decent sourdough boule in these conditions. Finally, yesterday I had to accept the harsh reality: it won't work. The oven doesn't get hot enough, the crust is absolluteyl pathetic, even though the bread tastes very good.
Sooo, I come here, and humbly ask you for advice - I would like to bake a bread, perhaps with cheese or sun dried tomatoes, or "something" in the dough to make it special, a bread that will work in the electric oven, and could make a nice gift for the boss. I do have a loaf pan, but would prefer a bread shaped in free form. I imagine a bread that is baked at 375 or maximum 400F could work well.
Which recipe would you use?