crusty bread without dutch oven
Hi, I wanted to make crusty bread but I do not have a dutch oven or cast iron skillet. Can I make it any other way? i know I need to cover it with a lid to create the steam and all..can i make it in another pot which has lid or do I really need dutch oven?
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Susan g - your suggestion of placing it on pizza stone and then covering it with a pot is wonderful. it never occurred to me. Next time I am going to try it, if only i do not burn my elbow from the hot oven door. Thanks a lot.
Or you can do something similar to what AJ described above. When I make baguettes, I spritz with water, twice during baking. First time when the dough is loaded into the oven, then 15 minutes later. The injection of steam produces a crackling crust.
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