February 21, 2005
Went to see Vera Drake last night. Reminded Max of his family in New Zealand in the forties and fifties. Came home and heated up the oven. It is a self-cleaning oven, so therefore extremely well insulated and the door seals tight. Heated it up to its max, with cast iron pot inside, and it got to 600F (according to two oven thermometers). Dusted and scored the dough (need to find the best way to score the loaf, maybe even dock it when there is such a high percentage of rye). Baked the loaf (1 big round 4 lb dense loaf) at the highest temperature for 20 minutes, with the lid on, then took the lid off and reduced the temperature to 425 for another 30 minutes, and about 45 minutes more at 350F. Took the temperature and removed the loaf when the internal temperature of the bread was about 205F. The highest it can get is 210F.
Posted by BKG at February 21, 2005 09:47 AM
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