Another weekend and another bread making (and soap making) undertaking! Man, my full-time day job is seriously getting in the way of my life!
This weekend I picked another recipe in my Christmas gift bread book.
After a couple hours of rising, you can see how nice the dough was.
I separated the dough into two pieces and formed a batard, a shape similar to a baguette but slightly shorter.
Another hour of rising and the dough is ready to bake. I used my Emile Henry Rectangular Baking Stone, Black
again and steamed the oven by pouring a cup of steam in a hot cast iron pan and every 30 seconds opening the oven to spray water against the sides for 3 times.