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Re Crisp Crust

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Re Crisp Crust

Hi Friends:

I'm new and couldn't figure out how to answer the person who couldn't get a crisp crust. Maybe she'll see this. I get a gorgeous crisp crust by using a 2" paint brush and paint my bread w water just before baking. I also throw in about 1/4 C water onto the side of oven 3 X within first 5 mins. After the first 5 mins, no more opening till u think it's done.