Topic: Crisp Crusty Bread
Leodis asked how to make Crisop Crusty Bread.
Here is the secret.
You need to get steam into the oven. This will help the crisp up the top.
This is what I do.
When the oven is heating up put in an deep cooking tray. Empty and metal. This will get very hot by the time you're ready to put your bread in the oven.
As you put the bread in the oven have a glass of water standing by. After putting the bread in the oven quickly pour the glass of water onto the metal cooking tray from the edge closest the door.
Please, please be careful when you do this.
The water will boil straight away and steam will billow up. If done properly you will be fine.
Quickly close the door and you will have a hot steamy oven.
Let the oven do it's business and take out the bread when it is done.
Nice Crispy Bread.
Don't forget whatever you are doing with your oven don't stick your head infront of the door when you open it. Very hot air will be coming out..... unless it's off.
Last edited by Jethro (2010-12-21 10:40:28)