The fifteenth bread of the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge is Italian Bread.
I hearth baked again by spraying the walls and with my pan of water. I didn't like hearth baking at first, but I can now get a sense of how much it does and I think I prefer hearth baked breads now.
French bread I just made. Part of what I liked was the shaping. I'm finding I prefer batards to baguettes. I like the doughy middle and with baguettes you get lots of crust.
This bread was fantastic. I ate about five sliced warm with butter on it after it came out of the oven and then shared the rest at dinner. A definite repeat!