I've discovered an awesome site I'd like to share with you guys.... On Thursdays the website Sustainable Eats and three others, together host "Simple Lives Thursday"!! It is a wonderful way to share how we each try to make our lives simpler!! By sharing our ideas, we may find a few ideas to adopt into our own lifestyles!! It seems like a win-win situation to me! I've had fun browsing over the past few weeks of hosted SLT ideas.... there are some VERY CLEVER people out there!!
About 20 minutes before bake time, preheated the oven to 450* (with the baking stone lightly covered with corn meal & the broiler pan inside heating up too.) Just before putting it in the oven, I sprinkle just a bit more flour on top and make 3 slices across the top with a serrated knife. Then, as soon as I slide the dough onto the stone, I need to put about a cup of hot water in the broiler pan and shut the door! STEAM is one of the keys to successful artisan bread! Bake for 25-30 minutes.