Baked in an oven that starts cold, this remarkable bread was made using the recipe for 'Cuban Bread' in Bernard Clayton's "New Complete Book of Breads". It takes only 2 hours from start to finish!!
When I took the photos, the sun was streaming in through the window, so I did a little experimentation with the camera - taking this picture without the flash.
I'm afraid that I broke my rule about waiting until the bread was completely cool before cutting it.
The crumb was a little tighter than it should have been due to not allowing the dough to double before shaping. (One of these days, I'll learn to read AND retain what I've read before plunging ahead.)
Our new kitten was so curious about what was going on that he actually stayed still for a few moments before racing off to
play with the several kitty toys scattered around tear up yet another forbidden non-toy in a high precarious spot. (Who me?? No!! I didn't rip that to shreds!)
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